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Marina isle is ground zero in latest dredging dispute

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2005

    Rim Island No. 1, in the background, and Rim Island No. 2, in the foreground, provide habitat for the Hawaiian stilt, or aeo, in the Hawaii Kai marina.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MARCH 26

    Estimates of the Hawaiian stilt population in recent decades have been between 1,200 and 1,600, mostly on Oahu and Maui. The slender wading bird has been protected by theEndangered Species Act since 1970.

About 20 years ago an endangered species of native wading bird took up residence on a small island in the Hawaii Kai marina. But has this islet, called Rim Island No. 2, been a beneficial breeding ground for the species, the Hawaiian stilt also known as aeo? Read more

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