Niihau

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Niihau

(nē`hou), island (1990 pop. 230), 70 sq mi (181 sq km), in Kauai co., Hawaii, W of Kauai island. It is mostly arid lowland, rising to 1,281 ft (390 m) at Paniau Mt. The island is suitable for cattle grazing. Niihau, privately owned since 1864 when it was purchased from the Hawaiian kingdom by an American family, is operated as a ranch.
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Kauai and Ni'ihau are in Kauai County; Oahu is in Honolulu County; Lanai, Molokai, Maui, and Kaho'olawe are in Maui County; and the Island of Hawaii makes up its own county.
Kauai, Ni'ihau, and Ka'ula Rock (a small peak southwest of Ni'ihau) are located at the northwestern comer of the MHI, separated from the other islands by the 72-mile-wide Kauai Channel between Kauai and Oahu.
Ni'ihau also supports a significant fishery for Kona crab (Onizuka(1)).
Another rediscovery on Kaua'i is that of Ctenitis squamigera, a species previously known from all main Hawaiian Islands with the exception of Kaho'olawe and Ni'ihau.
Although present on all main Hawaiian Islands including Ni'ihau and Kaho'olawe, P.
Number of Taxa Lycophyte Fern Ni'ihau 3 Kaua'i 5 103 O'ahu 4 90 Maloka'i 3 86 Lana'i 1 68 Maui 7 103 Kaho'olawe 2 Hawai'i 6 87 Note: Table made from bar graph.
vestita from western Mexico to the dry lowlands of Moloka'i, Ni'ihau, and O'ahu where seasonal flooding of shallow depressions offers restricted habitats (Wester, 1994).