The Pacific Chorus Frog Likes Cold Temperature… What’s Up Cuz… Coqui!

Anyone that has been reading my blog knows how much these damn coqui frogs have been irritating me since I’ve moved back to the Big Island.

Looks like these buggahs have a weather resistant cousin:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says Pacific Chorus frogs are being found in Christmas trees that were sold around Anchorage in the past couple of weeks…

More here: State Warns About Non-Native Frogs in Christmas Trees

The Chorus Frog... a Coqui Cousin?

Frogs may be delivered alive or may be euthanized by placing oragel anesthetic on top of the head, or placed in your freezer in a freezer bag or other plastic container until you are able to transport it to the above location.

Science First: Video of Submarine Lava Eruption

Lava erupting from the deepest underwater volcano ever discovered has been captured on video for the first time. The submarine volcano is located nearly 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Samoa. (Dec. 17)

New County Bus Blessed, Ready to Roll

From the Mayors Office:

One of the nine new buses in the County of Hawai‘i’s mass transit fleet was ceremonially blessed today by Pastor Gaymond Apaka of Haili Christian Church.

The 49-passenger bus is one of five new County buses equipped with reclining seats, AC, individual reading lights, overhead climate control, luggage compartments, wheelchair access, video and audio security surveillance, audio sound system and bicycle racks. The other four new buses are 33-passenger models.

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1966 Yap and the Outer Islands… A Photo Journal (Part VII)

Part VII:  Quotes from the Diary (Part B) – “... Now our soda is out of the refrigerator and the baby is in (it)”

Continued from Part VI:  Quotes from the Diary (Part A)  “…I managed to get away from Antonio…

I realize that as I’m trying to piece together a lot of this chapter in my families life, that I’m missing great details.  Even in just scanning parts of this 22 page diary I’m leaving lots of stuff out just for the sake of a lot of privacy issues.

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