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?
Did you know that the ki'i (carved wooden images) found throughout the park are carved from the 'ōhi'a tree? This tree grows in the uplands of Hawai'i and is among the first plants to colonize new lava flows.