HONOLULU (KHNL) - A local hospital gets national spotlight, a whale washes up on shore and scientists think they may have found a new species of fish in Hawaiian waters. These are the most viewed stories on KHNL.com this week.
Number 3: New fish in Hawaiian waters?
"We don't know the species for certain, but it belongs to a family of fishes that have never been documented in the Hawaiian islands," said a researcher.
A team of Hawaii scientists may have discovered a new species of fish in the northwest Hawaiian islands. They're a NOAA team that recently returned from an expedition to study the beautiful fish and marine life. Among the stunning scenery, they think they may have found a new species of fish.
At number 2: Whale washes up on shore
"We saw something splashing in the water, big tail," said a volunteer. "Initially we thought it was attacking a Hehemanu."
For the second time in weeks, an ocean giant washes ashore on Hawaii, this time, the island of Molokai's south shore.
It was a 2,000 pound beaked whale. Dozens of volunteers tried to carry it out of the water on a stretcher to save it. But after spending 8 hours in distress, a veterinarian decided to euthanize the mammal. The whale is now on Oahu where scientists are conducting a necropsy to learn more about its death.
Number one: Local hospital gets national attention
"He would just say oh hey good morning or hello like anybody else and you'd look at their face and say " oooh I know that man," said a staff at Queen's Medical Center.
The efforts of some Hawaii doctors and nurses hit national spotlight after helping bring a Hollywood celebrity back to life.
Former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer suffered a mild heart attack last month while paddle-boarding with his wife on the Big Island.
After being treated at a Kona hospital, Grammer was transported to Queen's Medical Center.
From Entertainment Tonight to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Grammer garners a great deal of thanks to staff at Queen's for saving his life.