On April 25, our class chartered a boat on the Kona side of the island of Hawaii. Within just a few minutes after leaving the dock, we encountered Hawaiian spinner dolphins in a local bayContinue reading
The world loves cats. They’re a cute and cuddly companion species that we have been breeding for thousands of years.The world also loves charismatic megafauna, large animal species with widespread public appeal due to their magnificence,Continue reading
“A lot of rubbish doesn’t end up where we intend it to,” says Katie Dobkin of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to our Marine Conservation Biology course on Waimanalo Beach in Oahu. She is standing in front ofContinue reading
Access to public resources is something that most Americans would likely agree is an important right. Enjoying and utilizing our natural environments, such as parks, beaches or waterways, is something everyone should be able toContinue reading
I find myself conflicted every time I’m presented with the opportunity to interact with marine mammals. The rational part of my brain says I should respect these intelligent creatures and keep my distance, but anotherContinue reading
Hawaiian monk seals are among the most endangered animals in the world. Endemic to the Hawaiian archipelago and with a total population of about 1,400 seals, this species continues to battle for existence against aContinue reading
Feral cats in Hawaii are viewed as either cute and cuddly creatures or the pathway to native extinctions.
When I descended upon the Hawaiian coastline, racked with misguided preconceptions and ill-planned luggage, it takes very few minutes to gather this question: Where are all the locals? From Hanuama Bay to Diamond Head, theContinue reading