Lava Flows at Sunrise
Rising before dawn, Lisa Ventre captured this scene of the Kilauea volcano lava flows. The UC students will compare these flows with those left by older volcanoes.
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Risky Work in the Field
Tammie Gerke earned her doctoral degree in geology at UC in 1995 and continues to collaborate with the trip's organizer, UC geology Professor Attila Kilinc. Here, she is working to sample the lava flows which can reach more than 600 degrees Celsius.
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Nighttime on the Big Island
One of the most spectacular sights on the Big Island is watching the steaming lava flow into the Pacific Ocean at night.
This flow began in the spring and first reached the ocean in early July.
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Endangered Species Adapt to Big Island
The NeNe birds are a rare sight in Hawaii. The bird is also known as the Hawaiian goose.
Its feet are changing to adapt to a land environment, instead of a watery one.
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