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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.
Monday, March 28, 2022

Hawaiʻi Coral Restoration Efforts Improved Through Student Research

At least for one species, a study led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa student researchers found that exposing coral larvae to warmer temperatures didn’t improve its survival later in its life.
Monday, March 14, 2022

Scientists Warn Too Many Unknowns For Deep-Sea Mining

New research, co-authored by oceanographers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, warns there are too many unknowns for deep-sea mining.
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Hawaiian Corals Show Surprising Resilience to Warming Oceans

A new study that included researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi is painting a more optimistic picture of how Hawaiian corals are faring in warmer, more acidic oceans.
Monday, March 07, 2022

Study: Predatory Phytoplankton Key to Understanding Ocean Ecosystem

A team of researchers led by two University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa oceanography professors has revealed that an array of phytoplankton is not just using the light from the sun.
Sunday, February 27, 2022

Humpback Whale Sightings Counted From Big Island Shorelines

There definitely be humpback whales cruising in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands.
Monday, January 31, 2022

Understanding Coral Reef Connectivity Important to Focus Conservation Efforts

Local fisheries and their associated biodiversity benefit from the transfer of larvae between reefs, with some benefitting more than others, prompting recommendations to protect larval connectivity among coral reefs.
Monday, January 24, 2022

High Surf Advisory Extended for West-Facing Shores

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf advisory for west-facing shores of the Big Island.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

High Surf Advisory for West-Facing Shores Goes Into Effect Wednesday Morning

A high surf advisory will go into effect Wednesday morning for west-facing shores of the Big Island.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Underwater Cleanup Set For Keauhou Bay Saturday

The area has never had marine debris removed on this large of a scale before.
Friday, February 26, 2021

State Issues Record Fines Against Aquarium Fishing Couple

Husband and wife, Stephen Howard and Yukako Toriyama, were ordered to pay fines for fishing and boating violations, which happened last Sept. 15.
Monday, February 15, 2021

VIDEO: Mother/Calf Humpback Pairs Abound in Hawaiʻi

Ocean goers of all kinds are asked to take precautions not to harm, disturb or otherwise disrupt the pairs in their natural habitat. 
Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Fishing Nets Likely Caused Monk Seal Drownings Off Kaua‘i, NOAA Says

The DLNR said constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic delayed completion of post-mortem examinations.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Humpback Ocean Count Modified in 2021

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the sanctuary is running the program without the normal participation of volunteers.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Newly Discovered Algae Infesting Hawai‘i’s Northwestern Waters

A fast-growing species of algae was discovered to be infesting Hawai‘i’s northwestern waters.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting

The public is invited to virtually attend the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary advisory council GoToWebinar in a couple of weeks.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Handful of Confirmed Vessel Collisions With Whales Reported

Ocean users are asked to use caution when navigating shared waters.
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