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Honu

Hawaii's sea turtles are some of the most iconic and beloved animals in the state. Also known as honu, these turtles have been revered by native Hawaiians for generations and are now a popular tourist attraction. There are five main species of sea turtle that can be found in Hawaii: the green sea turtle, olive ridleys, loggerheads, hawksbills, and leatherbacks. Of these, the green sea turtle is by far the most common, and can often be seen basking on the beach or swimming in the ocean. While all 5 species of turtle are currently listed as either threatened or endangered, their populations in Hawaii are generally stable and slowly increasing. This is a result of conservation efforts, such as education programs aimed at reducing human-turtle interactions. As a result, Hawaii's sea turtles are an increasingly common sight, and a source of pride for residents and visitors alike.

There's something magical about seeing a honu, or sea turtle, swimming in the ocean off Hawaii. Honu have been around for millions of years and are an important part of the marine ecosystem. Unfortunately, they are also endangered, due to factors such as pollution, entanglement in fishing gear, and loss of habitat.

Fortunately, there are many organizations working to protect honu populations. In Hawaii, it is illegal to harass or harm sea turtles. There are also Turtle Beach Parks where honu can safely nest and lay their eggs. And many people choose to support honu conservation by not buying products made from turtle shell or other turtle parts.

By working together, we can help ensure that these amazing creatures continue to grace our shores for many years to come. So next time you see a honu swimming at sunset, take a moment to appreciate this special animal and all that it represents.

Pueo

Pueo, or Hawaiian short-eared owls, are a bird of prey in Hawaii. Pueo are hunters that fly low to the ground and dive to catch rodents.Pueo are excellent flyers, and are known for their hunting skills. Pueo primarily eat rodents, but will also eat other small animals such as lizards and birds and insects. Pueo have an extensive habitat and is found in forested areas of the Big Island. Pueo populations have declined due to loss of habitat and nest sites, as well as predation by introduced mammals such as mongoose, cats, and dogs. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects Pueo. Pueo populations have rebounded since the 1990s with active management and control of introduced predators in critical habitats. Pueospotting is a popular activity among birders and photographers on the big island.

Pueo have adapted to human activity, and can often be seen near roads and parking lots. They are an important part of the Hawaiian ecosystem, and play a vital role in controlling the population of rodents. Unfortunatly its not too uncommon to see one of these owls in the street from being hit by a vehicle. Its important for people to be mindful when they are driving through forest areas to watch for pueo hovering over the highways.