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‘ŌKala Islet Seabird Sanctuary

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    5.30 acres

Description

‘ŌKala Islet Seabird Sanctuary is a 5-acre islet off the coast of Moloka'i near Kalawao. ‘ŌKala Islet Seabird Sanctuary is one of six seabird sanctuary islets that is protected by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) around Moloka'i. Okala islet is also the tallest of the Moloka'i islets at 394-feet of elevation. As a result, early Hawaiians living near the peninsula would often swim out to Okala islet to jump off of. Okala islet is home to around 59 plant species, 15 of which are endemic. The vegetation is on the islet is primarily a mixed native shrubland. Now due to its' status as a seabird sanctuary, Okala islet is closed to the public.