Partial Closure of Beach Park Due to Coral Spawning

Kahalu‘u Beach Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2, 2018, due to anticipated coral spawning events.
April 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Hawai‘i Shows Up in Full Force for International Marine Debris Gathering

The Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund reports that record amounts of net masses have hit Hawai‘i’s shores this year.
April 15, 2018 · 0 Comments

New Control Methods Can Help Protect Coral Reefs from Invasive Species

The U.S. Geological Survey announces that control efforts such as the removal of shipwrecks and application of chlorine may help mitigate the damaging effects of corallimorph.
March 30, 2018 · 0 Comments

Group Loads Over 11 Tons of Marine Debris in Single Day

On the morning of Sunday, March 4, 2018, Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) and volunteers don gloves and began hauling derelict fishing nets and ropes and other plastic marine debris.
March 17, 2018 · 5 Comments

Self-Driving Robots Collect Water Samples to Create Snapshots of Ocean Microbes

The University of Hawai‘i announces that for the first time, scientists from UH Mānoa and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) will track and study ocean microbes.
March 09, 2018 · 0 Comments

Researchers Create First Map Showing Impact on Hawai‘i Reefs

First comprehensive map documenting the relative impact of human activities and natural events in slowing reef recovery
March 02, 2018 · 1 Comment

HOT UH Scientists Return from 300th Expedition

Completion of 300 research cruises marks a major scientific milestone and makes Station ALOHA one of the best-sampled places in the world’s oceans.
February 28, 2018 · 0 Comments

Humpback Whale Placenta Found

The Pacific Whale Foundation's reports that their raft the Ocean Journey, on its first whale watch of the day, came across a humpback placenta in the water.
February 21, 2018 · 0 Comments

Former Big Island Student Protecting Corals

As a child growing up on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Narrissa Spies thought the classroom and beach were two separate and distinct places.
January 24, 2018 · 0 Comments

$1.2M Grant from Keck Allows Team to Explore Ocean’s Deepest Zone

The deepest 45%t of the ocean depth range remains one of the most unexplored and inaccessible regions on the planet. Twelve people have walked on the moon while only three people have ever been to the deepest zone in the ocean, the hadal zone.
November 01, 2017 · 1 Comment