One of two mammals indigenous to Hawaii, the Hawaiian Monk Seal earned its moniker because of its appearance and behavior.
Much of the Hawaiian language is so beautiful it stops newcomers in their tracks. Mahalo, kokua, pono, keiki, kuleana—and who would ever be able to forget the oh-so-ubiquitous, meaningful-on-multiple-levels aloha? But hear the name of Hawaii’s state fish—humuhumunukunukuapua’a—and chances are you’ll be stopped in your tracks in an entirely different manner. Designated Hawaii’s state fish [...]
Think of Hawaii and the major players of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island will likely pop into mind. But besides the smaller islands of Molokai and Lanai, which together with Maui comprise Maui County, Hawaii is also home to Ni’ihau—the westernmost island in the archipelago and perhaps one of the most mysterious places [...]