Ocean Blog

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

First Humpback of Season Sighted Off Kaua‘i

Captains aboard Holo Holo Charter’s Adventurer II spotted what appeared to be the first humpback whale of the season about a mile off Ke’e Beach.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program Receives Nearly $1.4M for Aquaculture Research

The UH Sea Grant College Program received nearly $1.4 million to establish a new aquaculture-focused collaborative program in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

UH Researchers Contribute to Largest-Ever Coral Communities Study

Local management can complement but not replace the need for worldwide efforts to limit carbon emissions.
Friday, September 13, 2019

Hawai‘i to Host First US OceanObs’ Conference

The Hawai‘i Convention Center will host OceanObs’19 from Sept. 16 to 20, marking the first time that the global ocean sciences conference will be held in the US.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Coral Bleaching Event Has Begun in Hawaiian Waters

Warm ocean temperatures are expected to persist in the coming weeks, likely worsening the coral bleaching that has recently been observed across the islands.
Friday, September 06, 2019

UH STUDY: Kīlauea Eruption Caused Phytoplankton Bloom

Lava-impacted seawater contained high concentrations of nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of microbes.
Saturday, August 24, 2019

DLNR & NOAA Requests Help From Public Regarding Bleaching Event

Hawai‘i’s coral reefs are entering a major bleaching event within the next two months, if not sooner.
Friday, August 23, 2019

NOAA Expects ‘Extreme Bleaching Event’

Hawai‘i is only weeks away from experiencing what scientists expect will be the worst coral bleaching event in the state’s history.
Thursday, August 22, 2019

NOAA Says Intense Bleaching Event Likely

Rising sea temperatures are likely to cause corals in Hawaiian waters to bleach and even die.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019

UH STUDY: Whale Moms, Calves Whisper to Avoid Predators

Southern right whale mothers and their calves shelter in the noisy surf, stay in close proximity and effectively whisper to avoid attracting unwanted attention.
Saturday, August 03, 2019

Legislation to Restore & Conserve Coral Reefs

The bipartisan and bicameral legislation would reauthorize and modernize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Water Quality Buoy Redeployed in Hilo Bay

The PacIOOS water quality buoy at Hilo Bay, Hawaiʻi, was redeployed in July after it was lost during Hurricane Lane in August 2018.
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center to Host Free Public Event

The free family-friendly event will be on Friday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 2019

UH Hilo Student Projects Utilize PacIOOS Data

Students of the Ocean Technology Class at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo analyzed Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System datasets for their final assignment.
Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Sen. Hirono Emphasizes Importance of Coral Reef Research

Sen. Hirono met with scientists studying coral restoration, assisted coral evolution, and threats to coral reef ecosystem—including climate change.
Sunday, June 09, 2019

Rare Species Planted During Coralpalooza Celebration

Across the globe coral reefs are under siege by rising sea temperatures, bleaching events, pollution, runoff and damage from people.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Native Oysters to Improve Water Quality in Pearl Harbor

The first native oysters are ready to take the plunge into their new home at Pearl Harbor.
Monday, June 03, 2019

World Oceans Day at Hāpuna Beach Set for June 8

Learn more about Hawai‘i’s incredible ocean resources from over a dozen participating organizations at Hāpuna’s south pavilion.
Monday, June 03, 2019

World Reef Day 2019 Launches in Waikīkī

A ceremony held on Waikīkī Beach marked the official launch of the first World Reef Day on June 1.
Sunday, June 02, 2019

New Film Addresses Threats to Papahānaumokuākea

The film documents clean-up efforts within the sanctuary and relates the significance of the ocean in Native Hawaiian culture.
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