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This series includes information on lava, volcanoes, endangered species, and invasive species at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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This series includes information on lava, volcanoes, endangered species, and invasive species at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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    Lava Tube Formation

    Lava Tube Formation

    Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: What is a lava tube? How does it form? Watch this video for answers to these questions.

    • 2 min
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    Lava Entering the Ocean

    Lava Entering the Ocean

    Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: This video is a rare, close-up view of lava entering the ocean shot outside of the park. This occurrence can be seen at Highway 130 near Kalapana.

    • 1 min
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    Lava Flows: Hotspots to Volcanoes

    Lava Flows: Hotspots to Volcanoes

    Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: Park ranger Amy Skrabacz discusses various topics on lava and volcanoes including magma, eruptions, earthquakes, and even Pele the volcano goddess.

    • 3 min
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    Silverswords: Rarer Than Diamonds

    Silverswords: Rarer Than Diamonds

    Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: What is a silversword, why is it so rare, and what is its relation to Hawaiian cowboys? Watch the video to find out.

    • 3 min
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    Invasive Species

    Invasive Species

    Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: This video covers many problems that invasive species can cause. Two invasive plants, the Kahili ginger and the Morella Faya tree, are discussed in-depth. Solutions are given for restoring the balance between natives and invasives in the park.

    • 8 min
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    `U`au (The Hawaiian Petrel)

    `U`au (The Hawaiian Petrel)

    Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: This is a video dedicated to the Hawaiian Petrel, or `U`au. The life cycles of these seabirds is discussed along with reasons they are threatened by extinction and what the park is doing to protect them.

    • 6 min

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