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Hawai‘i Volcanoes Receives Grant for Endangered Hawksbill Turtles

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park biologists and volunteers are currently in the midst of hawksbill monitoring season, which runs from May through December. Highlights from the season include:

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Ebola fever seems to be endemic in West African cities, and epidemic in how many countries? (1) Can it easily spread to the Americas and Europe via air transport? 421 more words

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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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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

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