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Meet the world's loneliest tree snail — Achatinella apexfulva

The one and only member of a species of land snail that called the Hawaiian island of Oahu home now lives quietly in the conservation lab of the University of Hawaii. Nine years old, the snail has not reproduced and scientists don't know if it ever will.

Hawaii braces for massive waves triggered by 'super swell'

Forecasters are predicting waves of up to 50 feet in height to lash the shores of the Hawaiian islands this week, due to a "giant northwest swell."

Tsunami waves from Japan reach Hawaii; alert up in West Coast

Honolulu - The first tsunami waves resulting from the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan hit the shores of Hawaii in the early hours of Friday morning, seven hours after the earthquake.
 

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Over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands  representing o...
Over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands, representing one of the most stunning examples of species radiations in the world. Sadly it is estimated that over 90% of this diversity has been lost.
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A beach near Oahu  Hawaii
A beach near Oahu, Hawaii
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O ahu tree snail shells collected ca. 1933 at an elevation of 1500 feet on Waialae Ridge in Honolulu...
O'ahu tree snail shells collected ca. 1933 at an elevation of 1500 feet on Waialae Ridge in Honolulu, Hawaii, Waialae Country Club.
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This is the neighborhood area where Obama walked  near his school  and where his mother and grandpar...
This is the neighborhood area where Obama walked, near his school, and where his mother and grandparents lived as well, where he was born and where people knew him.

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