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  • Laysan Albatross Chicks Fledge from Hawaii

    Destination: Kauai

    This is Laysan Albatross K884. When I helped band it a couple months ago, it was much fluffier than here. Apart from a few tufts of grey, like sideburns, on its cheeks and a darker-colored bill. This Laysan albatross chick looks much like an adult. It weighs, however, much less than its breeding parents.

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  • Under Wraps: Kilauea Point Lighthouse

    Destination: Kauai

    Kilauea Point lighthouse lens, close upFor the next two years, Kilauea Point Lighthouse will undergo renovation. The first order of business will be to "wrap" the lens. A layer of foam will go in first, then, Tyvek and, finally, plywood. It's expected the lens will be covered for the duration of the rennovation--upwards of two years--and will be complete well in advance of the the Kilauea Lighthouse's 100th anniversary on May 1, 2013. We'll bring you details of the restoration, as well as, stories and facts about the lighthouse throughout the process.

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  • Plans and Travel Don't Always Merge. Even in Hawaii

    Destination: Maui

    It was a simple plan, albeit a tad tight on time if any delays would occur at the airport. But Hawaiian Airlines is the number one airline for on-time arrivals—not in the top three, not number one of major international carriers—so I felt comfortable with my schedule. You know where this is headed, don’t you? You know what they say about making plans, right?

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  • Signs of Spring

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

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