Nat Geo Wild’s Wild Hawaii

My dad and I were watching Nat Geo Wild’s Wild Hawaii and learned these interesting facts:

  • Mantis shrimp have the most advanced eye vision in the entire animal kingdom
  • There is a invasive species of frog that lay 75 eggs every 2 weeks. This adds to around 10,000 frogs from one female frog
  • 1 in every 1000 sea turtles survives to adulthood
  • The monk seal is one of 2 native mammals. The other is a ‘ōpe‘ape‘a, the Hawaiian hoary bat
  • It snows in Hawaii. Snow falls on the big island, Hawaii, Hawaii. This reality was then expanded to fact that it snows in every US state

Some other facts that my dad and I have already known are:

  • Sperm whales make the loudest sound of any animal. It is as loud as a firing shotgun. The sound they make is comes from their large head and is used for echolocation
  • Sperms whales dive up to 2 miles below the ocean’s surface in order to echolocate and eat their favorite food: squid
  • The longest parental care term of a bird belongs to the frigate bird. Both the father and mother frigate bird take care of their young for 1 1/2 years
  • The only sea-going lizard is the marine iguana, which is native to the Galapagos Islands
  • The orca has the largest brain in the animal kingdom in proportion to its body
  • The sun fish is the largest boney fish
  • The highest blood pressure of an animal belongs to the giraffe

Reference Site:
Hawaiian Encyclopedia: Native and Endangered Species