Hawaii’s Invasive Mouflon Sheep

By at June 8, 2012 | 4:33 pm | 0 Comment

[gallery] The Hawaiian islands are the most remote archipelago on the planet.  For hundreds of thousands of years the only mammals found on land, aside from the seals that haul themselves out on the beaches, were the Hawaiian Hoary Bats that we still see today. It wasn't until humans arrived in Hawaii around 1900 years ago that other land mammals found their home

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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

By at June 4, 2012 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

In Hawaii the Green Sea Turtle is called Honu.  This is the most widespread and numerous turtle in the state, and if you're visiting Kona or Hilo this is the turtle you're most likely to see. As adults Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are vegetarian, eating algae and sea grass in shallow waters near shore.  If you're snorkeling or scuba diving this turtle is a common

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The Pacific Golden Plover

By at May 12, 2012 | 1:47 am | 0 Comment

One of Hawaii's most commonly seen seasonal visitors is Kolea, The Pacific Golden Plover. These birds migrate from Alaska and spend their winters in the Hawaiian islands. Adults arrive in August, juveniles arrive in October. Plovers are extremely widespread and their arrival in Hawaii marks a seasonal change and to many locals watching the plovers show up is an event to

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Hawksbill Sea Turtles

By at April 28, 2012 | 7:58 am | 0 Comment

Many sea turtles swim in the waters throughout the state of Hawaii, but the rarest of them all is the critically endangered 'Ea, or Hawksbill sea turtle, which can only be found in the waters around big island's Ka'u district. Less than 100 nesting females come ashore every year to lay their eggs in the sand on Ka'u's sparse sandy beaches. Most of Southern Hawaii

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Jacksons Chameleons

By at April 25, 2012 | 7:20 am | 0 Comment

In 1972 Robin Ventura, a pet shop owner in Kaneohe on Oahu, obtained a Hawaii State Dept. of Agriculture permit to import Jackson's Chameleons from Kenya to Hawaii in order to sell them in his shop. When the chameleons arrived they were unhealthy, thin, and dehydtrated, so he released them into a tree in his back yard to regain their strength believing that he could

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