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Papaʻāpoho (Lisianski) - The literal translation described the physical appearance of Papaʻāpoho, a flat (island) with a depression.


~ Please enjoy the 360 panormaic video of ulua and sharks in the NWHI until we upload video from Papaʻāpoho ~

  • About 20 million years ago, geologic forces raised the tip of a huge coral bank above sea level. Today, Papaʻāpoho is 381 acres, about the size of Honolulu. Its highest point is a sand dune about 40 feet above sea level.

  • Though the island is small, the reef area to the southeast, called Neva Shoals, is huge, covering 241,916 acres, an area nearly the size of O`ahu.