USFWS Seeks ID Of Pufferfish Captured By White Tern In Northern Hawaiian Islands

The photograph was taken in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

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USFWS biologists are trying to determine the species of pufferfish caught by a white tern in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.  USFWS Volunteer Kiah Walker
USFWS biologists are trying to determine the species of pufferfish caught by a white tern in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. USFWS Volunteer Kiah Walker
John Virata

United States Fish and Wildlife Service biologists on Midway Atoll are trying to identify a pufferfish that was caught by a Manu-o-ku, Hawaiian for white tern, in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

The photo of the white tern holding the unidentified pufferfish was captured by USFWS Volunteer Kiah Walker on October 25, 2015, and the service doesn’t know what species of pufferfish it is.

The full image can be seen on the USFWS Pacific Flickr page here. Please visit it and if you know the ID, contact the USFWS via the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Facebook page.

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