Aedes albopictus captured while photographing other insects. Note central white stripe on thorax.
Native predatory fly, many species in Hawaii.
On Clermontia arborea
Growing as an epiphyte
Possibly in genus Vertigo or Nesopupa, 1mm snail
Three green sea turtle emerge from the surf onto the beach. The middle of the three shows multiple FP tumors.
A green sea turtle hauled out on the beach. The third photo shows the tracks of another turtle that had returned to the sea prior to my arrival.
Large, with a colorful spiky back, in whites, browns and oranges. Possibly a spinybacked orb weaver or an asian spinybacked orb weaver of some type??? Windy day and moving web kept his/her legs close to her body.
Male green sea turtle with considerable FP tumors. A female just a few yards away (and about the same size) appeared to be tumor free (see second photo). Both were hauled out on the beach.
Large green sea turtle hauled up on the beach. Considerable FP tumors observed externally.
Tracks on the beach near the subject indicated that other turtles hauled up recently in this same location (see photos).
The DROA line contains lots of kanawao, some very large individuals as well as this one that I came across that looks like it was about to flower.
Female green sea turtle swimming and eating beneath the breaking waves.
And a whole bunch of nerite snails.
Found on the beach....plenty also floating in the water. Found at the same place where I had sighted two turtles with extensive FP tumors on 4/14/2012.
sea lettuce, another forage fave of green sea turtles. Though, again, this alga is alien and invasive and seems to promote tumors.
infmaous invasive macroalgae "hookweed" or Hypnea musciformis. Turtles go bananas to eat this stuff, which unfortunately seems to be promoting herpes infections and tumors. The specimen on the left of the darker purple color is more saturated with nitrogen than the lighter specimen on the right.