Photo Gallery: Amazing Archipelago -- The New Hawaiian Marine Preserve

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June 20, 2006—Images like this ghostly day octopus abound in National Geographic's recent book Archipelago, a stunning portrait of the flora and fauna found in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This octopus, called hee maul in Hawaiian, was photographed near the Pearl and Hermes Atoll (map of Hawaii).

The islands are part of a new national monument created on June 15, 2006, by the Bush Administration. The designation provides federal protection for a 140,000-square-mile (362,600-square-kilometer) swath of the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Ocean.

Archipelago explores the amazing wildlife of these remote islands and atolls with hundreds of photos, essays, and 150 species profiles.

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