Friday, May 27, 2016

Hanauma No Ka 'Oi

Florida professor Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") ranks Hanauma Bay as the number one beach in America:
"I've never seen so many fish swimming around your feet."

Hanauma Bay was the first beach in the state to ban smoking because they found that fish were eating cigarette butts.

Safety is an important factor in Leatherman's decision, noting that the water in Hanauma Bay is relatively shallow and calm and that you don't have to go very far offshore to see the marine life. The park also has lifeguards posted across the beach and many signs warning visitors of the dangers that do exist.
Hanauma Bay was special in the 1950's, too.

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