Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Interesting facts-Black Sand beach

Punalu'u Beach Park is the most famous black sand beach on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The beach's black sand is made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. Punalu is frequented by endangered Hawks-bill and Green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand.

The beach has a large amount of underground fresh water that flows in it. This fresh water is very cold and looks almost like gasoline mixing with the water. Legend has it that in the time of drought, the ancient Hawaiians living in the area would dive underwater with a jug to get their fresh water.



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