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February 2017

Found 1 blog entry for February 2017.

Anyone who has spent any time on the Big Island in recent years has certainly heard the cacophonous call of the coqui frog. An invasive species from Puerto Rico, the coqui frog first became established on Hawaii Island back in the mid 1990s. The District of Puna fast became ground zero for frog proliferation, and through the years, vast colonies of coqui frogs have spread all over the island.

It’s not just the noise that makes coqui frogs a problem. A recent academic study by the world’s foremost coqui expert reveals that coqui populations adversely affect the delicate ecosystem of beneficial insects while contributing to a 19 percent increase in mosquito populations. Unfortunately and conversely, bee populations can decline by 19 percent in

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