Under the microscope: Researchers share knowledge and progress protecting anchialine ecosystems
Vetericaris chac-eorum is an endemic and endan-gered Hawaiian anchialine shrimp.
A newer wai opae in an a‘a lava field in Kona. (
Opae ula grazing on algae. (Photos courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
The anchialine pond at Mahaiula is seen. (Photos courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
A wai opae is seen at low tide in Kona with its signature cyanobacteria crust.
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