Next time he's vacationing in Hawaii, President Barack Obama might just bump into his new namesake: a pink, yellow and blue coral-reef fish that researchers have named in the president's honor.
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Scientists recently traveled thousands of feet below the ocean's surface to explore mysterious marine mountain environments as close as 70 miles off the Hawaiian coast.
Deep underwater off the coast of Hawaii, a mysterious, mountainous world hosts rare and unusual creatures.
Along the west coast of Oahu, just as the sun was setting on a recent evening, shifting sands revealed 400-year-old petroglyphs that had lain hidden.
Hawaii just doubled the number of known land mammal species that are native to the islands, thanks to the discovery of a number of fossils representing a tiny bat.
A squid with shiny, bioluminescent "spotlights" tipping two of its arms confronted a remotely operated vehicle in deep ocean waters near Hawaii.
Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest volcano, is circled by clouds in a photo taken by an International Space Station astronaut on Nov. 1, 2015.
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways ranks the most and least obese states in the U.S. 2014. Hawaii had the lowest obesity rate, at just 19 percent, while Mississippi had the highest, at 35.2 percent.
Hawaii reclaimed the title of the nation's least obese state in 2014, while Mississippi remained the most obese state.
Alaska is now the happiest state in the nation, after ranking among the top 10 for several years, according to a new poll.
A stream of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been creeping toward a small town for months, and yesterday (Nov. 10), the molten rock finally ignited its first home.
Health officials in Hawaii said they have determined a man hospitalized in isolation is no longer being evaluated for Ebola.
A patient in Hawaii has been put in isolation over concerns of Ebola, but it is too early know what condition is causing his symptoms, the state health officials said.
As tropical cyclone Iselle menaced Hawaii on Thursday night local time, the storm also showed signs of slowing and weakening.