Researchers around the world are studying seal reproductive cycles to better understand the animals. Work ongoing in the UK could help inform studies in Hawaii and vice-versa.
“We actually have a big reservoir of Koloa DNA on Kauai, and so it gives us a lot of hope for the recovery of the endangered Koloa across Hawaii.” - Kim Uyehara, biologist
Shorelines on Kauai are eroding in many places, and on the east side it's threatening a popular biking and walking path. It's a sign of a bigger, worldwide problem of sea level rise and coastal erosion.
The state park at the end of the road on Kauai is a picture of the future. It has been remodeled with new boardwalks and cultural learning opportunities - and a local group has taken over most of the management.
Feral pigs in Hawaii are a source of food, and they tear up the watersheds, making hunting a good form of keeping the natural balance.