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  • Beautiful Mo'omomi Beach on Molokai's northwest coast is a Nature Conservancy Preserve.
  • Waves break along a rocky shoreline at Mo'omomi.
  • The entrance road to Mo'omomi Preserve passes through a field of native 'aki'aki grass.
  • Mo'omomi is one of the last remaining examples of an intact sand-dune coastal ecosystem in the main Hawaiian Islands.
  • Native yellow ilima flowers grow in a field of 'aki'aki grass at Mo'omomi.
  • Wedge-tailed shearwaters, an indigenous seabird, have recolonized Mo'omomi, burrowing into the sand to create their nests.
  • A yellow nehe flower rests atop the bluish-green hinahina at Mo'omomi.
  • The silvery 'ena'ena is one of many rare and endangered plants found at Mo'omomi.
  • Sandstone, coral and opihi shells in neat formation on the beach.
  • Mo'omomi contains fossil roots of ancient vegetation that once covered the dunes. 
  • Mo'omomi's fossil roots take many different forms and shapes.
  • Mo'omomi's fossil roots can give the preserve an other worldly appearance. 
  • Strong and constant winds at Mo'omomi have eroded the rocks and sand along the shoreline.
  • Waves break against the shoreline in the morning light at Mo'omomi.
The Dunes of Mo'omomi
Photos by Dewitt Jones

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