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A Mainland visitor to the Big Island who fell ill is the state's seventh confirmed case of rat lungworm disease this year.

Snail Extinction Protection Program / Department of Land and Natural Resources

A new project at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum may help researchers find Pacific island land snails thought to be extinct.

Department of Land and Natural Resources

  Bernice, Emmett and Lonesome George were treated to a downtown Honolulu stay thanks to Hurricane Lane. Not a big deal--but we are talking snails. Endangered ones.

We talked with a Kapaa Hee who works with the state’s endangered snail program who was preparing to spend the weekend snail sitting.