Now that I'm in Hawai'i...
... I start to wonder about the geography of this island chain, this group of beautiful isles so far away from everything else.
|Hawai'i on Google Earth|
Naturally, I start to wonder a few things. The Challenges this week might require pulling information together from more than one source. Can you answer these Challenges three?
1. When thinking about the colonization of Hawai'i, I kept reading that these islands are the "most remote" island chain in the world. That is, they're relatively farther away from any other major population center than anyplace else. Is that true?
2. This might seem obvious, but maybe it's more subtle than you think: How many islands ARE in the Hawaiian islands?
3. I know the waters around the island are deep--but HOW deep? What's the deepest place within the Hawaiian archipelago?
Let use know not only where you found this information, also also your chain of thought that led you to look in those place. Did you need to learn any special terms in the process?