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Tide Walks

We participated in the annual Tide Walks, which is a partnership between Mililani-Mauka Elementary and EECB at UH.  We had a blast leading the kids and their parents on an exploration of tide pools and the creatures within.  It was a piece

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Posted in outreach

Talk Science at the Bishop Museum

We had a great time at Bishop Museum’s Science Alive Family Sunday! As part of the “Talk Science” event, we shared and discussed evolution and invasive herpetofauna in Hawaii with kids and their families. The kids were especially enthusiastic about our

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Posted in herps, outreach

Kauai Softshells

We’ve just returned from our fieldwork in Kauai!  Bob and I did a very thorough job surveying the island for suitable habitat and existing populations of P. sinensis and P. steindachneri.  In fact, we put 741 miles on the rental

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Posted in herps, travel

Increased protection for 44 species of Asian Turtles and 3 U.S. species

Turtles and tortoises are the most threatened of any other major groups of terrestrial vertebrates (such as birds, mammals, amphibians).  Recently, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has approved proposals to increase

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Posted in conservation, herps