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  1. Found Nowhere Else

  2. There is a word for species found only in one location…. They are ENDEMIC

  3. The Hawaiian Islands are the most geographically isolated land masses in the world

  4. They also have the greatest proportion of endemic species in the world or…. The highest rate of endemism

  5. In the reef alone, approximately 25% of Hawaii’s species are…..

  6. FOUND NOWHERE ELSE!

  7. To protect endemic (and other) species found in Hawaii for future generations the United States Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created 2006 It is the largest marine preserve in the world!

  8. Encompassing 139,797 square miles and home to over 7,000 marine species

  9. Sit back and meet some of the amazing endemic species found in thePapahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

  10. Seaweeds

  11. Corals

  12. Octacoral Ribbon worm Flat worm

  13. Chitons

  14. `Opihi or limpets

  15. Snails

  16. Nudibranchs

  17. Squid

  18. Hermit crabs

  19. Pom pom crab

  20. Lobsters

  21. Pencil Urchin

  22. Fish

  23. Do we have a responsibility to protect other species?

  24. If a species evolve over millenniado we have a right to cause itsextinction?

  25. Would our descendantsforgive us for exterminating aunique form of life?

  26. Why should we care?

  27. Acknowledgements Special thanks to these talented and generous photographers: • Keoki and Yuki Stender • Philip Thomas • Larry Baasch • Daniel Goodwin • Ronald R. Holcom • Gustav Paulay • James Watt • Claire Johnson