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Sunday, July 17, 2022

High Surf Warning Extended Through Monday For South-Facing Shores

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf warning for south-facing shores of the state, including those of the Big Island.
Friday, July 15, 2022

Darby to Bring High Surf, Rain to Big Island as it Passes South

The Big Island’s fight against cancer will continue — tropical storm or not.
Friday, July 15, 2022

County, State Close Beach Parks Ahead of High Surf For Southern Shores

High surf and rough ocean conditions forecast this weekend have led the county to close beach parks along the Big Island’s south-facing shores.
Friday, July 15, 2022

Tropical Storm Warning Issued as Darby Approaches

Darby is now a tropical storm, and despite its weakening trend and forecast track keeping it to the south, the Big Island is likely to still see some impacts. The National Weather Service in Honolulu also issued a tropical storm warning for the state.
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Darby Continues to Weaken on Westward Trek South of Big Island

Hurricane Darby is forecast to continue weakening as it makes its westward trek to the south of the Big Island, according to the 5 p.m. advisory from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Thursday, July 14.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Hurricane Darby Becomes Major Hurricane Again But Still Expected to Weaken

Hurricane Darby re-intensified Wednesday, July 13, but is still expected to weaken during the next few days.
Sunday, July 03, 2022

Humpbacks Might Someday Steer Clear of Hawaiʻi Because of Climate Change

A new paper by a research team that included three University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate students found that humpback whales might one day avoid Hawaiian waters because of climate change and increasing greenhouse gases.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

UH to Develop Living Coastal-Protection System Inspired by Coral Reefs

The University of Hawaiʻi is developing an engineered coral reef ecosystem, inspired by natural reefts, to help protect coastlines from flooding, erosion and storm damage.
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Beach Restoration Project in Waikīkī Wins National Award

A restoration project at a popular Hawai‘i beach has garnered national accolades.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

UH Research to Focus on How Tsunami Debris Increases Damages

A more than $350,000 grant from a national foundation will support research by a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa scientist to answer a question: What about the damage imposed by everything else that tsunami waves sweep up, such as shipping containers, structures and vehicles?
Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Online Ocean Camp Returns

The Pacific Whale Foundation is giving keiki throughout the islands a chance to have some online ocean fun again this summer.
Wednesday, June 01, 2022

High Surf Advisory Now in Effect For South-Facing Shores

The high surf warning that had been effect for south-facing shores of the Big Island was canceled; however, there still remains some threat.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Council to Consider Measure That Proposes to Prohibit Non-Mineral Sunscreen

A bill that would prohibit some types of sunscreen on the Big Island in an effort to help protect the environment, especially coral reefs, has garnered the support of hundreds.
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Kahalu‘u Bay Named Mission Blue Hope Spot

Mission Blue, a marine conservation nonprofit that works to rally local and international support to preserve and protect marine ecosystems, has designated Kahalu‘u Bay in Kona as one of its Hope Spots. Kahalu‘u Bay is the 141st Hope Spot named by the organization worldwide and the second in Hawai‘i.
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa to Host Free ‘Manta Talks’ Event

A Kona resort is partnering with a research organization to help protect a gentle ocean giant and is hosting an upcoming event for guests and anyone who wants to learn more.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

UH: Mystery of Seafloor Metamorphosis Unlocked

A recently published study that was led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers has revealed the mysteries of metamorphosis on the seafloor.
Monday, May 09, 2022

Study: Earth Suffers ‘Ocean Amnesia’ Because of Global Warming

The ocean is suffering from “amnesia” because of climate change, according to a recently published study that was co-authored by a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa professor.
Sunday, May 01, 2022

New Report: Microbes Play Critical Role in Climate Change

A new report co-authored by a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanographer shows that microbes might be small, but they are highly impactful to environmental and human health amid a changing climate.
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Reminder: Report Washed Up Marine Debris

Hawai‘i residents and visitors can help clean up the ocean and save marine life by making a simple phone call when they see debris washed up on the shoreline.
Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Delicate Balance of Coral Reef Processes Creates Management Challenges

Research by an international team, including members from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, shows there needs to be drastic changes made to the way coral reef restoration is approached.
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