Our Next Meeting:

Tuesday April 19th 2016

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Dr Richard Pyle

Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum

"Saving the Biodiversity Library"



The number of species on planet Earth that remain unknown to science greatly exceeds the number that have so far been discovered, and vast numbers of species are on the verge of extinction. Dr Pyle will describe why and how taxonomists are rushing to classify them before they disappear - particularly those in the deep coral reef habitats he specializes in.

Dr Pyle is a graduate of Punahou School and University of Hawaii and has worked with the fish collection at Bishop Museum for 30 years,