Hear how the charismatic Mōlī (Laysan Albatross) captured the imagination of a citizen scientist and how they continue to charm the local community as well as people around the world. Learn what a Moli-do is and why so many people find them hilarious. If you’re not already bird-curious, you may just end up that way by the end of this!
Presentation length: 54 minutes
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About the Presenter
Hob Osterlund is an author, producer and photographer. She is the founder of the Kaua’i Albatross Network and a Safina Center Fellow. Her book Holy Mōlī: Albatross and Other Ancestors (Oregon State University Press, 2016) is now in its fourth printing. As the producer of the award-winning film “Kalamaʻs Journey,” Hob is devoted to sharing stories about the magnificent Mōlī (Laysan albatross) of Kauaʻi. Before morphing into a citizen scientist, Hob was a nurse practitioner at The Queenʻs Medical Center in Honolulu. She also wrote and performed a comedy character “Ivy Push, RN.” https://vimeo.com/399787819 Hob is a sixth-generation Hawaiʻi resident.