Latest Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Stories
Emmy Award-winning HD Multi-media Series Returns with Two New Specials on PBS Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Returns with 'Sea Ghosts' (Belugas) premiering April 8, 2009 at 8pm 'Call of the Killer Whale' (Orcas) premiering April 22, 2009 at 8pm Robust Web and Education Presence Accompany Broadcast SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling to extreme locations around the globe to reveal the mysteries of the ocean and its connection to our human world, Jean-Michel Cousteau...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President George W.
President Bush may be on the brink of doing something at odds with his record as one of the worst environmental stewards ever to inhabit the White House. He is considering setting aside three vast, remote corners of the Pacific Ocean for protection .
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands -- remnants of extinct submerged volcanoes far from Waikiki -- will become a vast U.S. national monument and nature sanctuary, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
An alien seaweed introduced here 31 years ago has spread rapidly throughout Hawaii and has even reached the remote, unspoiled Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which has scientists worried.
Marine scientists investigating the discovery of two sunken ships in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have found two new shipwrecks and a trail of coal that may lead to another wreck.
The Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) in the Family Phocidae is an endangered marine mammal that is native to the warm, clear waters of the Hawaiian Islands. It gets its common name from its round head covered with short hairs, giving it the appearance of a medieval friar. The name may also reflect the fact that the Hawaiian monk seal lives a more solitary existence, in comparison with other seals that in places collect in large colonies. The Hawaiian monk seal comes from ancestors...
The Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) is a large seabird that ranges across the North Pacific. This small albatross is the second most common seabird in the Hawaiian Islands, with an estimated population of 2.5 million birds, and is currently expanding (or possibly re-expanding) its range to new islands. It is named for Laysan, one of its breeding colonies in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Description The Laysan Albatross is easy to identify. In the North Pacific it is...
- Large; stout; burly.