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Flat Island (Hawaii)

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Flat Island (Popoia Island) lives up to its name as a horizontally-oriented offshore island. The four-acre Flat Island is located about one-fourth mile from Kailua Beach Park. Kailua Beach Park is the perfect place to enjoy ocean activities like ocean swimming, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and kiteboarding.

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Popoia or Flat Island once featured a Hawaiian fishing shrine where Hawaiians would offer fish meat to bring in good luck in fishing. The shrine, however, is no longer there. It is a State Seabird Sanctuary where several sinkholes are used by the wedge-tailed shearwater seabirds. In 2000, an estimated 3,000 seabirds were living on the island. The very first recorded survey of seabird populations was made in 1915.

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