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December 20th, 2010:

Holoholo Links

Mauna Loa and the snow of Mauna Kea

Mauna Loa and the Snow of Mauna Kea by Kanu101 via Flickr (Creative Commons)

  • If you’ve driven through Kepa’a, you’ve seen the ramshackle shuttered hotel on the mauka (inland) side of the highway. That’s the Coco Palms and here’s what’s going on with that property: Past is present at decaying hotel on the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
  • Snow fell on Mauna Kea recently; on the National Parks of the Pacific Islands blog there are pictures of the unlikely combination of snow and lava.
  • Gooey. Hot. Three kilometers down. Researchers from Ohio have discovered that liquid planet is a lot closer to the surface than previously thought. On Ohio State University Research.
  • Well, that’s one way to celebrate it. “Christmas became an official Hawaiian holiday in 1862. Historical accounts said the occasion was marked by the firing of cannons and flaming tar poured down the sides of Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu to re-create the image of a volcano.” On the Miami Herald.
  • It takes five years, approximately, for the fish to move in. A intentionally sunken ship in Lahaina waters is now a thriving home for sea life. On the Star Advertiser.