Flora and Fauna
A Polynesian introduced plant species the kukui, better known as the candlenut. The nuts of this tree provided the ancient Hawaiians with light, oil, relishes, and medicine.
The Nene (pronounced "nay-nay") is a land bird and a variety of goose. It has adapted itself to life in the harsh lava country by transforming its webbed feet into a claw-like shape and modifying its wing structure for shorter flights. Hunting and wild animals all but destroyed...
The Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi) is an endangered species protected throughout Hawaii. They spend much of their time in the ocean but enjoy resting on sandy beaches.