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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Ily Iglesias, left, and Shauna Kehaunani Springer hugged goodbye Friday after returning to Kewalo Basin. Iglesias is a University of Hawaii graduate student studying fish species associated with tide pools, while Springer got her master's degree at UH in conservation biology.
COURTESY HOKU JOHNSON courtesy Hoku Johnson
@Caption1:Researchers recently returned from a two-week
intertidal monitoring expedition at Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. They monitored the islands' rocky shoreline habitat for opihi, limu, aama crabs and numerous invertebrate species.
COURTESY SHAUNA KEHAUNANI SPRINGER Opihi sit in a tide pool at La Perouse Pinnacle, French Frigate Shoals.
COURTESY SHAUNA KEHAUNANI SPRINGER Researchers Emily Fielding and Ily Iglesias record intertidal species on a rocky shoreline in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.