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Mysteries of Vernacular: Ukulele

How did a small four-string guitar that was not invented in Hawaii end up with a Hawaiian name that means Jumping Flea? Let's go back to the 19th century when Portuguese travelers brought a braguinha to Hawaii. Jessic...

Magnapinna Squid – Songs for Unusual Creatures

In this episode, Songs for Unusual Creatures investigates the wonderful but rarely-spotted Magnapinna Squid, as well as the horn music that it has inspired. While the deep sea Magnapinna or Bi...

When a volcano erupts underwater

Swim down under Hawaiian waters with PBS Digital Studios’ UnderH2O team to watch how lava from the rumbling Kilauea crater bursts into the Pacific Ocean, and then quickly cools to form ...

After Royal Gardens: molten lava heads 2-miles to the ocean

Lava flows are powerful and fascinating to watch. We saw this one on Devour, below, and immediately watched it and the one above. These are both from Kilauea’s Pu`u O`o crater, whic...

Pu`u O`o lava claims The Lava House

Kilauea’s Pu`u O`o crater has been erupting off and on, with little interruption, since January 3, 1983. In the last few months, it took over a green area called Royal Gardens, where a lone house, a bed and brea...

Whales Give Dolphins a Lift

Many species interact in the wild, most often as predator and prey. But recent encounters between humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins reveal a playful side to interspecies interaction. In two different locations...