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

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Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio in the hand
December 31, 2016

Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio

Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio

Photograph of coastal strand habitat
December 31, 2016

Coastal Strand, Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park

Dry coastal habitat at Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park, Big Island, Hawai‘i.

Plastic bags with mosquito larvae
December 31, 2016

Rearing mosquito larvae for species identification

Mosquito larvae being reared to identify species. Samples collected at the Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai‘i. 

Photograph overlooking the Alakai Plateau, Kauai
October 31, 2016

Overlooking the Alakai Plateau

Overlooking the Alakai Plateau from the AlakaiSwamp trailhead, Kauai, Hawaii.

Photograph of the Kawaikoi Stream
October 31, 2016

Kawaikoi Stream, Kaua‘i

Kawaikoi Stream, Kaua‘i

Photograph of Kawaikoi Stream crossing
October 31, 2016

Kawaikoi Stream crossing, Kaua‘i

Kawaikoi Stream crossing in the Alaka‘i Swamp, Kaua‘i

Photograph of a person conducting mosquito sampling on a boardwalk
October 31, 2016

Mosquito sampling along the Alaka‘i Swamp Trail, Kaua‘i

Researchers dip sampling for mosquitoes along the Alaka‘i Swamp Trail, Kaua‘i

Photograph of female mosquito (Aedes japonicus)
October 31, 2016

Female mosquito (Aedes japonicus) reared from larvae

A female mosquito (Aedes japonicus) reared from larvae collected from the Kawaikoi Stream, Kauai.

Young palila nestlings waiting for a meal
July 22, 2016

Young palila nestlings waiting for a meal

Palila nestlings, so young their eyes are not even open yet, wait open-mouthed for their parents to bring them food. Palila nestlings face many threats including rats, cats, and mongoose predators. 

Sunset on Mauna Kea
July 22, 2016

Sunset on Mauna Kea

Research projects with the USGS take scientists to beautiful places and Mauna Kea volcano on Hawai‘i Island is no exception. Here is a palila field crew camping site on the north slope of Mauna Kea as the sun sets.  

Dr. Chris Farmer measures the tarsus of a palila
July 15, 2016

Dr. Chris Farmer measures the tarsus of a palila

Palila, a critically endangered Hawaiian bird found only the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i, have faced several threats including invasive cats, rats, and mongoose, and loss of habitat. Dr. Paul Banko has spent decades of his career studying palila populations and threats. In this photo, Dr. Chris Farmer measures the tarsus (lower leg bone) of an

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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.