Vocabulary list for


  1. archipelago

    a group or chain of islands

  2. Papahānaumokuākea

    a chain of small island and atolls that lie north west of the main Hawaiian Islands; formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

  3. Wākea

    Native Hawaiian diety; sky father; father of many of the Hawaiian Islands

  4. World Heritage Site

    UNESCO designation identifying significant Papahānaumokuākea as an asset to the world

  5. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    a federal agency focused on the condition of oceans and the atmosphere; co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea

  6. U.S. National Fish and Wildlife

    a federal bureau within the Department of Interior that works to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats

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