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Please enjoy these images of the wildlife and landscapes PIERC studies throughout the Pacific Islands

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Female mouflon sheep stands broadside against a background of tall shrubs
June 27, 2016

Female mouflon sheep stands broadside

This radio-collared, ear tagged female mouflon stares back the camera of USGS wildlife biologist Dr. Steven C. Hess among the a‘a lava and shrubs of Hawai‘i Island.  

Bright orange ‘akepa with fresh color bands on its legs
June 27, 2016

‘Akepa in the hand

A bright orange male ‘akepa captured in the Hawaiian rainforest on Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i. Akepa are an endangered species found on only 3 of the 8 main Hawaiian islands. Their geographic range has been restricted by land use change, invasive species, and climate change. 

Mauna Ulu lava flow on Hawai‘i Island
June 27, 2016

Mauna Ulu lava flow on Hawai‘i Island

Mauna Ulu began erupting in May 1969 on Kilauea volcano's east rift zone. Within the first 6 months of erupting 12 lava fountains could be seen, some over 1000 ft high in the air! 

Photo of Koa tree in forest.
March 6, 2016

Koa research on Maui

Lucas Fortini investigates a Koa tree in a remnant forest on Maui.

Measuring instrument attached to plant stem
March 5, 2016

Dendrometer on ‘a‘ali‘i plant on Maui

A dendrometer to measure fine-scale growth is attached to the stem of an ‘a‘ali‘i plant in the Nakula Natural Area Reserve on Maui, Hawai‘.

Closeup image of a dendrometer attached to a tree in a forest.
February 16, 2016

Dendrometer on tree

A dendrometer attached to a tree helps measure its physiologic responses to the environment.

Acacia koa forest in former pasture land
October 1, 2015

Koa forest in former pastureland

Overlooking koa (Acacia koa) restoration forest in former pastureland at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawai‘i.

A little red bird being handled by scientist
August 31, 2015

Iiwi banded at Hakalau 1

Adult Iiwi being banded at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii

Man untangling a little red bird from a net.
August 31, 2015

iwi in net

Adult Iiwi being removed from a mist net which was used to capture the bird for banding

Image showing Acacia koa trees with grass understory
April 22, 2015

Koa trees with grass understory

Koa (Acacia koa) trees with grass understory at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawai‘i. Koa trees have been planted as part of habitat restoration efforts on the Refuge. 

Panoramic photograph of koa trees with grass understory
November 18, 2014

Koa trees at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge

Koa (Acacia koa) trees in former pastureland in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawai‘i.