Country Data Sets for Pacific Biodiversity Information
You are currently viewing Hawaii (USA)
Land Area: 16,637 sq km
No. of Islands: 8
Lat/Long (Capital): 21’18″N, 157’50″W
Terrain: eight volcanic islands with rugged peaks and wide coastal plains, Hawai’ian Islands are known for their beaches.
Climate:tropical marine, moderated by northwestern trade winds; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October); little seasonal temperature variation
Common Flora: Breadfruit, pandanus, taro, banana, pineapple and sugar cane are common food plants. Banyan, Kukui, sheoak, eucalyptus and coconut trees are some of the most commonly seen trees.
Common Fauna: Bats, imported rodents, lizards, domestic animals, and a great variety of birds make up most of the terrestrial vertebrates. Sea turtles, ocean and reef fish are commonly found in the waters around Hawai’i.