RicyMar at Flickr Creative Commons created this amazing image of the shore of one of the Hawaiian Islands from a boat cruising the Pacific Ocean. There are so many different hues of blue the Pacific Ocean has as it surrounds Hawaii. This is one of the deep blues that signify deep water. You can see this when going between islands, but you can also see it not too far off the shore on some of the cliffs over on the far west side of Oahu or Maui. Did you know Mauna Kea Volcano on the Big Island is actually the highest rising mountain on the face of the earth? Most of it is underwater!