In the tidal ponds, you can still find species of native Hawaiian shrimp crawling on the rocks at the bottom of the pools. Along the shores, you can find nerites clinging to the rocks in the intertidal zones. Endemic damselflies can be seen flying over brackish pools.
Did You Know?
In 1778 Captain Cook visited the Kealakekua bay area and perished in a struggle with the native people over a stolen row boat.