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America's Wild Spaces: Hidden Hawaii

The Northwestern Hawaii Islands are one of the last relatively pristine coral reef ecosystems.
Far in the Pacific, 250 miles from Honolulu, a hidden wilderness teems with life ... the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In 2006, the islands were declared a national monument, in large part because of the area's more than 7,000 marine species. In this special, come aboard a voyage led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who are researching disease-plagued coral reefs, endangered monk seals and the millions of birds nesting in the volcanic islands and atolls.