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January 17, 2017 Imagine if your jaws could crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite, and your legs could leap the length of a football field in a single bound. From the inside out, every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Visitors will investigate the marvels of natural engineering at
Malacology staff, Dr. Norine W. Yeung (Researcher) and Jaynee R. Kim (Research Assistant), and Malacology affiliates, Dr. Kenneth A. Hayes and Dr. Robert H. Cowie, published a manuscript in Pacific Science (November 2016) that identified and assessed the distribution of introduced slugs (Veronicellidae) in the Hawaiian and Samoan Islands. Non-native land snails
December 22, 2016 Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has announced new appointments to its Board of Directors. Board members and officers were elected at Bishop Museum’s annual board meeting and consist of local business and community leaders from a variety of industries. Newly-elected board members include: Dr. Patrick V. Kirch Kirch is the chancellor's professor emeritus
December 21, 2016 Today, scientists from Bishop Museum, NOAA, and the Association for Marine Exploration published the description of a new species of coral-reef fish that they named in honor of President Barack Obama. The fish, which now bears the formal scientific name Tosanoides obama, was discovered during a June 2016 NOAA expedition to Papahānaumokuākea
November 21, 2016 Thanks to the immense community interest, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will extend its original exhibit Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Originally scheduled to end Jan. 29, 2017, visitors can now encounter the scientific, historical and cultural wonders on display in the J.M. Long Gallery through Feb. 26, 2017. The
A success story of combining data across collections to aid research!
Bishop Museum to Unveil “Homefront Hawai‘i: Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration”-Exhibit reveals civilian impact of the attacks on Pearl Harbor
November 7, 2016 The December 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor on O‘ahu sent reverberations internationally and forged some of the greatest stories of tragedy and heroism we know today. Lesser known are the stories of the citizens and civilians of Hawai‘i who endured that fateful day and the years of aftermath that would follow.
An update on Dr. Allison’s expedition to the Baining Mountains of New Britain, PNG.
November 2, 2016 Bishop Museum to hold special planetarium shows and host viewing of the brightest supermoon since 1948 On the evening of Nov. 13 through Nov. 14, star-gazers will be treated to the second “supermoon” of 2016 and the largest and brightest supermoon to occur in an 84-year stretch. Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium
October 25, 2016 Hawaiian Featherwork Book Recognized with National Award Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Aliʻi recognized with 2015 R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award Honolulu, HI – A book on Hawaiian featherwork gained national recognition in the field of ethnic textile studies. Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Aliʻi, produced by the Fine Arts