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Bird-Curious? Citizen Science and the Marvelous Moli
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!
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.