New eDNA Technology Used to Assess Coral Reefs

Scientists at the UH Mānoa have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small samples of seawater.
April 19, 2019

Bacteria Surrounding Coral Reefs Change in Synchrony

The University of Hawai‘i reports that in coral reef ecosystems, amid stony corals, fronds of algae and schools of fish, microorganisms are essential for recycling nutrients.
April 15, 2019

UH Researchers Solve Mystery of Giant Sea Spiders

Giant Antarctic sea spiders may be less vulnerable to ocean warming than researchers previously thought.
April 13, 2019

Ocean Sensors Help UH Researchers Understand Big Island Aquifers

Fish were instrumental in helping University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers gain a better understanding of Hualālai aquifer on Hawaiʻi Island.
April 11, 2019

Hawai‘i Sea Grant Launches Coastal & Marine Program

In honor of Emeritus Professor E. Gordon Grau, a unique graduate student fellowship is being launched in his name on Monday, April 8, 2019.
April 08, 2019

‘Try Wait’ Area Helping Reef Fish Recover

The fish populations at the Kaʻūpūlehu Marine Reserve on the North Kona coast of Big Island, are beginning to respond, after just two years.
April 04, 2019

Water Quality Buoy Working Again

The PacIOOS water quality buoy located in Pelekane Bay, Hawaiʻi Island, is fully operational again.
March 29, 2019

UH STUDY: Oceans Serve as Buffer From Full Impact of Human-Produced CO2

A UH oceanography professor has shown that the ocean is absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere at an increasing rate from the 1990s to the early 2000s.
March 22, 2019

ReefTeach Volunteer Orientation Set for March 16

ReefTeachers educate visitors at Kahalu‘u Bay about reef etiquette to protect its vulnerable marine ecosystem.
March 08, 2019

Researchers Study Bobtail Squid’s Light Organ

SOEST revealed that luminescent bacteria, which live harmoniously inside the Hawaiian bobtail squid’s light organ change the gene expression in other organs.
March 07, 2019