Enjoying and Learning about Hawaii’s Sea Turtles

The Book of Honu: Enjoying and Learning about Hawai‘i’s Sea Turtles, by Peter Bennett and Ursula Keuper-Bennett, is the first guide to finding and observing Hawaiian green turtles, or honu. It describes an exciting journey of discovery undertaken by two avid sports divers, Peter Bennett and Ursula Keuper-Bennett, who encountered their first honu twenty years ago while diving off Honokowai, Maui. The Bennetts soon realized that many honu (and green turtles worldwide) were afflicted with debilitating and potentially deadly tumors. They began to document the disease using photographs and videotape and in the process educated themselves about the daily lives of honu. To their surprise, they discovered they were the first to make prolonged observations of a marine turtle population in its natural habitat.

72 color illus.

A Latitude 20 Book
August 2008 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3127-1 / $18.95 (PAPER)

Halloween Book Signings for Marion Coste

Marion Coste will autograph The Hawaiian Bat: ‘Ope‘ape‘a, her most recent book for children on Hawaiian native animal species at the below times and locations. Children are invited to make their own bat bookmarks, and everyone can learn more about this rare animal from the author.

Wednesday, October 24
2-3:00 pm, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange

Saturday, October 27
12-1:00 pm, Borders-Windward Mall
2-3:00 pm, Borders-Waikele

Sunday, October 28
12-1:00, Borders-Ward Centre
2-3:00, Borders-Pearlridge

The author will also be giving talks on the Hawaiian bat at various O‘ahu elementary schools from now into November:
October 11, Maunawili
October 12, Benjamin Parker
October 18, Pearl Kai
October 19, ASSETS School
October 22, Pearlridge
October 26, Kaneohe
November 15, Hale Kula
November 16, Waiau

Marion Coste is the author of Nene, Honu, and Kolea: The Story of the Pacific Golden Plover, all published by University of Hawai‘i Press.

Hydrological Science in Hawaii Symposium

The Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawai‘i, will host a symposium on the state of hydrological science in the Islands on Friday, August 13, 2007. The half-day event is open to the public and will be held at the Manoa campus’ Marine Science Building, Room 114, from 8:30 a.m.

The symposium is inspired by Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands, written by L. Stephen Lau and John Mink and published by University of Hawai‘i Press in October 2006. The book provides a basic understanding of hydrology for the general reader and more in-depth discussion for those familiar with the discipline. The goal of the symposium is to bring together people who work or study in the field of hydrology in all its aspects, review the history of Hawaiian hydrology, and discuss topics for future development.