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Hawaii's Ancient Ones

Hawaii's Ancient Ones

Green sea turtles, known in Hawaii as honu, are one of the few species on the planet so ancient that they swam alongside dinosaurs during the Jurassic period.
Tiki Culture

Tiki Culture

Carving is one of the oldest known art forms with documented stone specimens dating 25,000 years ago. One of the most famous is the tiki, known as ki‘i in Hawaii, large wood and stone carvings of humanoid forms deriving from the Central Eastern Polynesian cultures
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Trumpets of the Sea

Trumpets of the Sea

A relative of the seahorse, trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus) are named for their long, thin bodies with upturned mouths. While common in waters around the Big Island, these masters of disguise can be hard to spot.
Hand Gestures—Local Style!

Hand Gestures—Local Style!

The shaka is a ubiquitous hand gesture that has become closely associated with the Aloha Spirit.
Local Lingo: Grindz

Local Lingo: Grindz

The local term grindz is often used by kama‘aina (island residents) to describe food that is tasty and good to the last bite.
Tropical Blooms

Tropical Blooms

The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a native flowering plant to Central America and is named for the shape of its rootstock. A member of the agave family, the tuberose flower is recognized by the heady effect it has on the olfactory senses.
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