Tag: Hawaii

December 18, 2015

Entomologist Describes 74 New Volcano Beetle Species

To find 74 new species of beetles, you need to go through an experience. For Jim Liebherrr, this meant flying in a helicopter to the remote rainforests on the slopes...

October 2, 2015

Hard Work in Paradise: A Profile of a Midway Atoll Biologist

It was the middle of a traditional ceremony to maintain cultural ties to a tiny atoll, which sits on the northwest of the Hawaiian archipelago about a third of the...

August 27, 2015

Hawaiian Monk Seals Gain Critical Habitat Protection

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) now have a better chance to revive their population thanks to an increase in almost 7,000 square miles of designated critical habitat. The...

August 18, 2015

Hawaii’s Invertebrates Dwindling Fast

Hawaii was once known for its diversity in colorful plants and assorted wildlife. However, in recent decades researchers have noted extreme losses and have even deemed the islands the “extinction...

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June 25, 2015

Researchers Trace Hawaiian Hoary Bat Origins

A new discovery related to Hawaii’s only living native land mammal might mean some revisions regarding how it’s protected under the Endangered Species Act. In a recent study published in...