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Hawaii’s snails crawl into spotlight

Gov. Josh Green on Friday signed House Bill 1899 designating nine native snail species for each of the main Hawaiian Islands and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The species and their islands: Hawaii island: Hini hini kua mauna (Succinea konaensis); Maui: Pupu kua mauna (Lyropupa striatula); Kahoolawe: Pupu kua mauna (Pleuropoma laciniosa kahoolawensis); Lanai: Pupu kuahiwi (Auriculella lanaiensis); Molokai: Pupu kuahiwi (Laminella venusta); Oahu: Kahuli (Kaala subrutila); Kauai: Erinna newcombi; Niihau: Kahelelani‘ila‘ula (Collonista verruca); Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Naka kua mauna (Endodonta christenseni).

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Gov. Josh Green with Department of Land and Natural Resources First Deputy Director Ryan Kanakaole and Bishop Museum malacologist Ken Hayes.
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Le Jardin Academy students watch Friday's signing.
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Le Jardin Academy students wave posters of snails.
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Le Jardin Academy students look at snails on Friday.
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Le Jardin Academy students watch Friday's signing.
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Le Jardin Academy students were at Friday's signing.
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Gov. Josh Green with Department of Land and Natural Resources staffers.
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Gov. Josh Green, left, with first lady Jaimie Green, Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Sen. Chris Lee, Department of Land and Natural Resources First Deputy Director Ryan Kanakaole, and Bishop Museum malacologist Ken Hayes.