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Hawaii Resources and Online Island Gift Shop
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Hawaii
Our own collection of answers to questions we often receive about Hawaii and things related to Hawaii.
7-day Island Forecast, Hawaii Storm Tracking, Daily Historical Weather Comparisons, Daily Sunrise and Sunset Times, Moon Phases Information, and Daily Air Pollution Index.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Research and information on Tsunami's of the Pacific with amazing photos of the 1946, 1952, 1957, 1960, 1975, & 1978 Tsunami's that hit the Hawaiian Islands.
The Hawaiian Royal Family
Information about Kamehameha I through Kamehameha V, Lunalilio, Kalakaua, and Liliu’okalani. Also provides an excellent list of related books recommended for reading if you would like to know more about the Royalty of Hawaii.
Surfing Heritage and Culture Museum
Surfing was enjoyed by royalty in Ancient Hawaiian times and is enjoyed today by people world wide of all walks of life, young and old, male and female. Find out more about the history and the culture of the past and today!
Sharks in Hawaii
Information on sharks found around the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii Canoe Plants
Today's guide to yesterday's life-sustaining plants carried by early Polynesian voyagers in their canoes.
What natural remedies Ancient Hawaiians used to cure their ailments.
The Bishop Museum hosts a catalog of endemic and introduced plants and their uses including photos and in depth information.
Hawaii Coral Reef Network
Information about Hawaii’s coral ecology, Marine Life in Hawaii, and Coral Reefs of Hawaii.
Information and statistics on: population, Health, Education, Law Enforcement – Courts and Prisons, Geography and Environment, Land Use and Ownership, Recreation and Travel, Elections, Government Finances and Employment, National Defense, Social Insurance and Human Services, Labor Force – Employment and Earnings, Income – Expenditures and Wealth, Prices, Banking- Business – Enterprise, Communications, Energy and Science, Transportation, Agriculture, Forest – Fisheries- Mining, Construction and Housing, Manufacturers, Domestic Trade and Services, Foreign and Interstate Commerce.
Information and resources relating to the native Hawaiian sovereignty movement.
Log of past weather conditions as well as current weather conditions at the summit. Still photos and time laps photos of summit. Satellite images, presentation videos, and lots of other interesting information about the work going on at the Mauna Kea weather center.
List of Museums in Hawaii
Wikipedia provides an extensive list of museums within the Hawaiian Islands with links to their websites if known.
The FREE tips and resources on AlohaFriends.com makes it easy to have a Hawaii themed celebration anywhere.
Send us pictures from your Luau or Hawaii Theme Wedding!
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