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NOAA Photo Library Image - sanc1402

The seemingly pristine beach on Green Island, Kure Atoll. In reality, this beach is strewn with plastic debris that has ridden the ocean currents to this remote area in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Image ID: sanc1402, NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection
Location: Hawaii, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Photo Date: 2006 Summer
Photographer: Claire Fackler, CINMS, NOAA

Category: Sanctuary/

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