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Louisiana tourists honeymooning in Hawaii were fined after a video on social media showed a woman touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal.(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Louisiana tourists fined for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 08:54 AM IST
A video posted on TikTok and other social media showed a woman touching the seal at a Kauaibeach in June. The video showed her running away after the resting seal raised its head and snapped at her.
Before the pandemic, Hawaii welcomed about 30,000 tourists daily who spent nearly $18 billion last year.(Unsplash)
Before the pandemic, Hawaii welcomed about 30,000 tourists daily who spent nearly $18 billion last year.(Unsplash)

Mostly virus-free Kauai hit by pandemic after travel resumes

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Kauai went from having no active infections at all in the first part of October to at least 84 new cases in the ensuing seven weeks.
Sunset at the stunning Poipu beach, which is known for its white sands.(Shutterstock)
Sunset at the stunning Poipu beach, which is known for its white sands.(Shutterstock)

This charming Hawaiian island is inviting tourists. Here’s why

Associated Press, Honolulu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 12:24 PM IST
Plan your next vacation to Kauai, a beautiful place that needs your support. After a recent flooding, the island is back on its feet, even as tourism remains its biggest industry.
Dylan McWilliams, 20, was bodyboarding in the ocean off Kauai on Thursday, when what he believed to be a tiger shark between six and eight feet long chomped him on the leg.(Representative photo)
Dylan McWilliams, 20, was bodyboarding in the ocean off Kauai on Thursday, when what he believed to be a tiger shark between six and eight feet long chomped him on the leg.(Representative photo)

Colorado man bitten by shark, bear and snake in less than four years

Agence France-Presse, Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Dylan McWilliams received seven stitches in hospital after the shark attack, months after he was given nine staples in his scalp following an altercation with a black bear at a Colorado summer camp last July.
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