The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents today is considering a proposal to review possible new management options for Mauna Kea in the wake of a three-month protest against the planned Thirty Meter Telescope. Some working models could broaden the role of native Hawaiians in directing the mount
Satellite technology has been helping scientists track the Pacific Ocean Blob since its discovery in 2014.
As the state agency tasked with "managing, conserving and restoring Hawaii's aquatic resources and ecosystems for present and future generations," the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is using the ambitious Marine 30x30 Initiative as a springboard to achieve nearshore management that is place-
At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight.
Researchers surveyed the reefs this month for the first time since Hurricane Walaka pummeled the region last year.The same hurricane also wiped a small island off the map. Both the island and reef are located in one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world.
Starting in 2021, the U.S. state of Hawaii will bar the use of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are thought to be harmful to coral reefs...The Pacific republic of Palau will be the first nation to prohibit the substances when their ban comes into force next year.
The practice of trawling has devastated seamounts around the world and scientists have generally believed that an ecological recovery was unlikely. However, in the case of the Seamount Chain, there is a glimmer of hope. Link to the full article below.
Man’s best friend could be Hawaii’s newest weapon in the fight against invasive species. Wildlife biologists are training dogs to sniff out some of the biggest threats to endangered species in Hawaii. The science is new, but it’s showing promising results.