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Sailor's Hat on Kaho`olawe

January 26th, 2015

Sailor's Hat is a permanent scar on Kaho`olawe, created by a bomb blast during the years when the US military was bombing the island for target practice.

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Kamehameha Schools graduates Kalani Fronda, Mike Naho`opi`i, Mahealani Richardson, and me.

Kamehameha Schools graduates Kalani Fronda, Mike Naho`opi`i, Mahealani Richardson, and me.

Rock is melted from the blast.

Rock is melted from the blast.

 

Today it's actually the largest anchaline pond in the world, home to small red shrimp called opae ula.

Shrimp baby

Mike Naho`opi`i, executive director of the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission, tells more about the history of the crater in this video.

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