After 50 years of silence, endangered seabird heard on Maunakea

The Hawaiian petrel was detected on Maunakea for the first time in 50 years. (UH Hilo/Courtesy Photo)

HILO — For the first time in more than 50 years, the sound of the uau, or Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), was heard on Maunakea, thanks to research funded by the University of Hawaii Office of Maunakea Management and the hard work of the UH Hilo Listening Observatory for Hawaiian Ecosystems Bioacoustics Lab.