Rough seas prevented the NOAA's Okeanos Explorer from collecting data in the the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in February. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration hide caption

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Take it one syllable at a time: Papahānaumokuākea

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The Hokule'a, a voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Polynesian exploration, makes its way up the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Sailed by a crew of 12 who use only celestial navigation and observation of nature, the canoe is two-thirds of the way through a four-year trip around the world. Bryson Hoe/Courtesy of 'Oiwi TV and Polynesian Voyaging Society hide caption

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, gains altitude after taking off from Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii during a test and training flight in April. Eugene Tanner /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest

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Part of the main street in Hilo, Hawaii, was flattened by a tsunami in April 1946. That big wave was triggered by a quake near the Aleutian Islands, where the edges of two tectonic plates continue to collide. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods has created an Internet interface so customers can zoom in and view information about specific koa trees from their computers. Courtesy of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods hide caption

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

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Native Hawaiians dance in honor of Mauna Kea at the base of Pu'u Huluhulu on the Big Island. Molly Solomon/NPR hide caption

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

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Hawaii ranks 49th in the nation for use of home health care services during the last six months of someone's life. Videos from ACP Decisions show patients what their options are at the end of life. ACP Decisions hide caption

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Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

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Hula Heroine Helped Preserve The Hawaiian Islands' Traditional Dance

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Mount Etna erupted on March 28, 1983. Lava flows destroyed homes and tourist destinations causing millions of dollars' worth of damage. Teams scrambled to divert the massive flow. Courtesy of John Lockwood hide caption

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Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

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