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UH grad becomes new Honolulu Zoo Director

UH grad becomes new Honolulu Zoo Director

After four and a half months without a permanent director, the Honolulu Zoo announced today who will take the job.

Previously at the Virginia Aquarium as the Director of Exhibits and Animal Husbandry, Dr. Jeffrey Mahon began his stint as the Honolulu Zoo director today.

Dr. Mahon is no stranger to Hawai`i. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa in 1998, however Mahon first saw the Honolulu Zoo back in 1985 while in the Navy.

“It looks very different from how I remembered it – obviously a lot of improvements,” Mahon said. “But the general feeling of a wonderful warm place here – I want to make sure it keeps going. [There have been] amazing changes and I want to keep it going.”

THE VISION

Dr. Mahon arrived in Hawaii just a couple of days ago and is working in the transition. But he is already impressed.

Officials encourage residents to prepare for possible wildfires as summer swiftly approaches

Officials encourage residents to prepare for possible wildfires as summer swiftly approaches

Start prepping your home and surroundings now.

That is the message from the Honolulu Fire Department as Hawai`i prepares for the summer season – a time prime for wildfires.     

“Homeowners that live within that wildland interface – where the brush and the homes meet – they’d like to keep a good 30 feet of open space between their homes and the brush that will provide a good buffer before any wildland fires would impact them,” Honolulu Fire Department Assistant Chief Roy Murakami said.

Within the past eight years, HFD reported the most wildfires in 2005 (962) while the least came in 2011 (332). Although the past two months have been wetter than normal, the National Weather Service advises residents that the dry season will still occur.

POPs and Hawaiian Monk seals

POPs and Hawaiian Monk seals

Information provided by B.E.A.C.H.:

 

HONOLULU –  Jessica Lopez, field research supervisor for the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program will be speaking about endangered Hawaiian monk seals at the UHM Architecture auditorium on Monday 15th April, 2013.  Her lecture on “Persistant Organic Pollutants in Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals” starts at 6:30pm and is free and open to the public.

 

Traditional Hawaiian Family Event at the Waikiki Aquarium

Traditional Hawaiian Family Event at the Waikiki Aquarium

Information courtesy: Becker Communications

Waikiki Aquarium Launches Youth Video Program

Waikiki Aquarium Launches Youth Video Program

Information courtesy: Becker Communications

New Oahu Operations Manager for Atlantis Adventures

New Oahu Operations Manager for Atlantis Adventures

Information courtesy: McNeil Wilson Communications

ATLANTIS ADVENTURES PROMOTES MELVIN BAUM

TO OAHU OPERATIONS MANAGER

HONOLULU – Atlantis Adventures announced that Melvin Baum has been promoted

to Oahu Operations Manager, a position that puts him in charge of directing the day-to-day

activities of the Atlantis Submarines’ tour experience off Waikiki Beach.

Baum joined Atlantis in 2006 and has been steadily promoted to positions of increased

responsibility since then, most recently holding the title of Senior Pilot. In that role, one of his

duties was piloting Atlantis’ submarines to depths of more than 100 feet and interacting with

customers on the marine life activity taking place all around.

Pigeons available at Hawaiian Humane Society

Pigeons available at Hawaiian Humane Society
As Oahu's only open admissions shelter, the Hawaiian Humane Society never turns any animal away. We currently have eight pigeons available for adoption, including the ones pictured.

Humane Society Adoptions Hours

Weekdays: 11 am - 7 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 4 pm (and most holidays)
Telephone: 356-2218

For more information visit HawaiianHumane.org.