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Tiger shark
2007-03-12 22:40:00

The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, one of the largest sharks, is the only member of the genus Galeocerdo. Mature sharks average 10 to 14 ft (3.25 to 4.25 m) and weigh 850 to 1400 lb (385 to 635 kg). It is found in many of the tropical and temperate regions of the world's oceans, and is especially common around islands in the central Pacific. This shark is a solitary hunter, usually hunting at...

Reef triggerfish
2007-02-25 20:46:30

The reef, rectangular, or wedge-tail triggerfish, also known by its Hawaiian name, Humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua"˜a, or just Humuhumu for short; meaning "triggerfish with a snout like a pig", is one of several species of triggerfish. Classified as Rhinecanthus rectangulus, it is endemic to the salt water coasts of various central and southern Pacific Ocean islands. It is often asserted that the...

Yellow tang
2007-02-13 12:46:52

The Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), also called Pacific tang is a saltwater fish. It is one of the most popular aquarium fish. Appearance They are small fish, very thin, generally reaching about 3 to 5 in (7.5 to 12.5 cm) in length and height, and less than 1 in (1-2 cm) in thickness, and are bright yellow in color across their entire bodies. During the night their color fades. A...

Blue Tang
2007-02-13 12:40:21

The Blue tang, Palette surgeonfish, Regal tang, Hippo tang, Indo-Pacific tang, Flagtail surgeonfish or Blue surgeonfish, Paracanthurus hepatus, is a fish often found in marine aquaria, the only member of the genus Paracanthurus. It has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black 'palette' design. It grows to a maximum of generally 12.25 inches and is mostly herbivorous. Its range varies widely...

2006-09-25 14:56:58

The Nene-nui (Great Nene or Woodwalking), Branta hylobadistes, is an extinct species of goose that once inhabited Maui and possibly Kauai, Oahu and perhaps Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands. It is known from a large number of sub fossil bones (several thousand bones from many dozens of individuals) found in Holocene cave sediments. The Nene-nui evolved from the Canada Goose which migrated to...

Zebra Dove Barred Ground Dove
2006-09-11 13:02:16

The Zebra Dove (or Barred Ground Dove) Geopelia striata, is a bird found in the Malay Peninsula, Sunda Islands and the Philippines. The Zebra Dove is popular in captivity and many populations have appeared outside its native range due to birds escaping or being deliberately released. It can now be found in central Thailand, Laos, Hawaii (introduced in 1922), Tahiti, New Caledonia, the...

Spinner Dolphin
2006-08-26 18:55:31

The Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in offshore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which they will spin longitudinally along their axis as they leap through the air. Taxonomy The Spinner Dolphin is sometimes referred to as the Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin, particularly in older texts, to distinguish it from the...

Hawaiian Duck
2006-03-20 10:25:56

The Hawaiian Duck (Anas wyvilliana) is a duck native to Hawaii. Its Hawaiian name is koloa maoli, which means "indigenous mallard", as it is the only duck species resident all year round on these islands and closely related to the mallard. This shy duck is considered to be endangered due to the loss of wetland habitats as well as interbreeding with mallards. Recent population has been estimated...

Hawaiian Goose
2006-03-08 10:33:52

The Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Branta sandvicensis) is a species of goose found only on the Hawaiian Islands. It shares a recent common ancestor with Branta canadensis, the Canada Goose. The official bird of the State of Hawaii, the Nene is exclusively found in the wild of the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. A larger and possibly flightless extinct species, the Nene-nui (Branta hylobadistes)...

2006-02-24 12:25:52

PHOTO CAPTION: American Crow True crows are in the genus Corvus. They are large passerine birds. All temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii) have representatives of the 40 or so members of this genus. Crows in the genus (Corvus) appear to have evolved in central Asia and spread out into North America (including Mexico),...

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