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Clarify spending on Hanauma Bay


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2014

~~<p>Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of Oahu's principal attractions for tourists and residents alike. At its peak the placid beach park, endowed with nearshore reef havens for marine life that are on view to snorkelers, drew some 3 million visitors annually.</p>
<p>Once officials realized how much the natural resource was suffering from overuse, management of the park shifted to what's needed for a more closely supervised preserve. But even with a lower visitor count, about 3,000 daily, the strain is considerable and the area needs all the upkeep it can get.</p>
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of Oahu's principal attractions for tourists and residents alike. At its peak the placid beach park, endowed with nearshore reef havens for marine life that are on view to snorkelers, drew some 3 million visitors annually.

Once officials realized how much the natural resource was suffering from overuse, management of the park shifted to what's needed for a more closely supervised preserve. But even with a lower visitor count, about 3,000 daily, the strain is considerable and the area needs all the upkeep it can get. Login for more...



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