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Monday Creature Feature: from "Monster" to Marvelous Moth

This post and photos are courtesy of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Ranger Jay Robinson. We like to call him Papa Pulelehua. 

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Pacific Island National Parks

Grevillea kedumbensis

As part of my PhD research, I recently had the fortune to be able to visit Grevillea kedumbensis in its natural habitat – a restricted and isolated valley in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. 54 more words

Reminder: APS Maroondah meeting tonight. "Hobart's Wollemi Pine"

Don’t miss tonight’s talk by Professor Tim Entwisle about a beautiful and evolutionarily important algae Entwisleia bella (classified in the family Entwisleiaceae in the order Entwisleiales – I have a feeling we’re going to hear the work “Entwisle” a lot tonight!). 59 more words

Monstrous “inchworms” of the Hawaiian rainforest

This little creature is not a worm at all, but rather a voraciously carnivorous Hawaiian caterpillar of the genus Eupithecia. It was spotted by Ranger Travis in the rainforest near Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) at… 206 more words

Pacific Island National Parks

Malaria Environment Camp!

On June 13th, myself and 2 other PCV’s, brought 18 students from the three Eastern villages of Madagascar, Mahanoro, Vavatenina, Anivorano Antsinana to attend a four day Malaria Environment Camp. 283 more words

New Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Efficacy, and it is a Step in the Right Direction

The trial for a new vaccine against dengue fever has recently concluded with less than optimal results. The vaccine was able to prevent dengue fever in 56% of the test population, and it was able to protect 88% from severe disease. 80 more words

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