Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana. Download larger version

An objective of the 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition is explore in and around Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the Monument is one of the largest and most remote marine protected areas on the globe, encompasses a series of islands, atolls, submerged banks, seamounts, and open-water ecosystems that a wide range of marine animals call home.

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