November is Manatee Awareness Month!
Manatees are endangered, and sadly the biggest their survival is collision with recreational watercraft. Scientists believe that the manatee population will not recover unless this cause of death is controlled. *Please* to all who operate watercraft in the manatee's home waters - obey the speed rules and manatee zone signs, do not speed through shallow waters or over seagrass beds, and please always wear polarized glasses so that you hav
The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Ilio Holo I Ka UaUa! ("dog that runs in rough water.") This is a small (8x8) acrylic on canvas, and my first ever painting of a pinniped! Our critically endangered seal friend is accompanied by Hawaii's state fish Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, (reef triggerfish, "fish who comes out of the water and sounds like a pig") and two small yellow lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi! (reef butterfly fish, "long-snouted fish shaped like a wiliwili leaf.”) Monk seals are the onl