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Did Honolulu Just Have Its First-Ever Shark Attack?

The incident off Diamond Head involved a surfer, a shark and one terrifying minute. But does it break the 150-year kapu that has kept the Waikīkī shores unbloodied?
2019.05.16 05:36 PM

Sharkbusters: 6 Ways Humans Have Tried to Avoid Shark Attacks

Over time, people have tried an impressive range of tactics to repel sharks. But do they work? Not well enough ...
2019.01.17 05:40 PM

The Last Known Hawaiian Land Snail of His Species Has Died

The tiny creature was called Lonesome George because he was the last of his kind. A single snail living alone in a special lab until New Year’s Day.
2019.01.04 11:10 AM

Hawai‘i is the Only State in the U.S. Where Humpback Whales Go to Have Their Babies

Plus 10 more wonderful facts to know before whale watching in Hawai‘i.
2018.11.27 05:04 PM

After the Flood: What Happened to our Native Waterbirds on Kaua‘i?

We asked the experts how Hawai‘i’s waterbirds could have survived April’s historic flooding on Kaua‘i.
2018.09.25 03:51 PM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being the Honolulu Zoo’s First Female Director

Linda Santos found her dream job when she became the sixth director of the Honolulu Zoo and its first female leader last year.
2018.02.05 11:29 AM

Could Hawai‘i’s Endangered Native Crow Be Saved From Extinction?

Conservationists have spent decades working to re-establish Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow—the ‘alalā—in the wild.
2017.11.08 01:00 PM

Where the Wild Things Went: Tracking Hawai‘i’s Most Elusive Non-Native Animals

From alligators to wallabies, an eclectic mix of alien creatures has been reported roaming the Islands. We set out to sort fact from fiction.
2017.08.17 09:31 AM

Honolulu Zoo Says Aloha to 17-Year-Old Endangered Sumatran Tiger

Sniff! Bye, bye Berani.
2017.08.15 04:18 PM

Local Shark Scientists Explain Why There Are So Many Shark Attacks in Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i’s shark researchers are some of the world’s best. Here’s what they say about our recent spike of shark attacks.
2016.02.03 06:49 PM

16 Fascinating Facts About Sharks in Hawaii Every Local Should Know

In honor of Shark Week, here are 16 facts you may not know about sharks in Hawaii.
2014.08.13 05:02 PM

Return of the Nene in Hawaii?

Centuries after going extinct on Oahu, the Hawaiian goose is back—maybe.
2014.06.09 10:16 AM