Nature & Science
Nature & Science Overview
Hawaiian plants and animals began to evolve over 70 million years ago in nearly complete isolation. Over 90% of the native terrestrial flora and fauna in Hawai'i are found only in the Hawaiian Islands. This level of endemism surpasses all other places on Earth— even the Galapagos Islands!
Did You Know?
Unlike the battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam, the story of Pearl Harbor is alive in the memories of those who witnessed the attack. The Pearl Harbor survivors who volunteer at the USS Arizona Memorial tell their story to the public; they truly are living history.