Punaluu Beach !!
A beach project by Trevor Symons
What type of Beach is this?
This Beach is very close to plate boundary and tectonic activity. Punaluu Beach is an active coastline because it is found on the leading edge of the continent where it is crashing into an oceanic plate. This Beach would also be a primary beach because it was created by tectonic and volcanic forces.
Photographs of punaluu Beach, Hawaii.
Lucious coconut palm trees surround this beach.
The beauty of a black sand beach.
Giant sea turtles are know to hangout on the shoreline of this beach
More Facts about Punaluu Beach
Punaluu Beach is what is known as a Submergent coast...
Submergent coast means over the past hundred years or so the beach has been losing coastline or has been "sinking" into the ocean. Punaluu beach is covered in black rocky sand primarily made of basalt rock create by lava flowing into the ocean and exploding as it cools. This beach is known for its rich black sand and the giant green sea turtles that sun bathe on the shoreline.