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

Kona Nonprofit Seeks Help Collecting Whale Shark Photos

Whale shark sighting are said to be common in Hawai‘i.
October 29, 2017 · 0 Comments

Study Finds Overfishing Primary Cause of Reef Fish Decline in Hawai‘i

The primary cause of reef fish declines across the Hawaiian Islands is overfishing, according to the largest study of its kind ever published.
October 02, 2017 · 0 Comments

UH Mānoa Study: Ocean Warming Increases Potential of Destructive Cyclones

The group found that for every degree Celsius increase of sea surface temperature, the destructive potential of typhoons in the western North Pacific can increase by 340%
October 02, 2017 · 0 Comments

NOAA Scientists Discover Ta‘ape-Free Zone

NOAA and University of Hawai‘i marine scientists will publish a study describing a complete absence of the introduced, invasive bluestriped snapper or ta‘ape, across a large region of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
September 09, 2017 · 0 Comments

Papahānaumokuākea Wins Global Award for Marine Protected Areas

Marine Conservation Institute has selected Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as one of the winners of the first-ever Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) awards.
September 07, 2017 · 0 Comments

UH Mānoa Team Catalogs Largest Microbe Genome to Date

UH Mānoa researchers have compiled the largest single-site microbiome gene catalog to date.
August 27, 2017 · 0 Comments

Analysis Shows Overwhelming Public Support for Marine Monuments, Sanctuaries

An analysis of public comments on the fate of U.S. marine monuments and sanctuaries found that over 99% of Americans supporting one or all of the parks.
August 16, 2017 · 0 Comments