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Why such a high percentage of endemic species in Hawaii

The location of the Hawaiian Islands is in the Central Pacific Ocean, on the northern most edge of the tropical zone.  The eight main islands, Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, Maui, and Hawai’i (the Big Island) are most commonly known as “Hawaii” and contain 99 percent of the land area of the islands, however the Hawaiian chain of islands really begins with the Emperor Chain of seamounts stretching about 3700 miles to the northwest of the Big Island. 240 more words

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Vietnam Week 3

Go to Week 2

30th of July

We woke up at 5:45, dressed up and went outside to watch birds. We barely came outside and we were already surrounded by birds. 5,477 more words

Diary

New Zealand is for the Birds

Red-crowned parakeet (Maori name= kakariki)

Before the arrival of humans, New Zealand was a bird paradise. About 131 species of land, freshwater and coastal birds thrived on these islands, which cover an area just slightly larger than California. 1,128 more words

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One of the most elusive species in the Amazonas caught on camera

There has been a camera trap up for a while, and I hoped it would capture a tapir, but to my big disappointment no tapir has passed it by in the weeks that it has been out in the jungle. 671 more words

Tambopata

Sinarapan (tabios)

by : Cris Benedicto

Note : Cris Benedicto is from barangay San Buena, who is now living in Ontario, Canada.

The Preservation, Conservation and Protection of the World Renown “Sinarapan (Tabios) the Iconic smallest Commercial Fish in the World (11mm or 2.5cm) Guinness of World Records, only found in Lakebuhi, town of BUHI, Camarines Sur, Philippiness by Crisanto Paz Benedicto in dedication to the Loving Memory of Mr. 228 more words

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Ian's Bird of the Week - Small Lifou White-eye

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye (and random Sacred Kingfisher) ~ by Ian Montgomery

Newsletter – 8/27/15

I’m a night-owl, as you may know already, so here is a photo of a noteworthy event: boarding a flight to the Loyalty Islands in complete darkness at 6:00am at Magenta, the domestic airport in Noumea. 840 more words

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Biodiversity challenge - Kagu

Grey spirit 

Phantom of the forest,
Ghost of Caledonia past,
Caught yapping.
Earthbound, hapless
Headdress chicken,
Easy meat.
Not flying, but flapping.
Feral future lapping…

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