A labyrinthine system of small embayments, or "lochs," the body of water now known as "Pearl Harbor" is a flooded lagoonal system located on the southern shore of O'ahu nestled at the base of a lowland valley and a mountainous mid-island ridge. Sometimes also called an "estuary," Pearl Harbor's entry opens out onto the wide Pacific Ocean from the volcanic Island Chain of Hawai'i. The once clear waters were known as the home of the shark goddess, Kaʻahupahau, and her son, Kahiʻuka.
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