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Environmental issues of the Mariana Islands

Dr. Michael Hadfield, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, and Austin J. Shelton III

The Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH) this week hosted a discussion about environmental issues of the Mariana Islands. Austin Shelton, coordinator of the Humåtak Project, shared his experiences with coastal community ecosystem revival efforts that began in Humåtak, Guam after fishermen realized wildland fires and poor land-use practices were to blame for a decrease ... Read More »

Tsunami forecaster Kwok Fai Cheung featured by National Sea Grant

Tsunami wave

Kwok Fai Cheung, a UH Sea Grant funded researcher and professor of ocean and resources engineering at UH Mānoa, was recently highlighted by the NOAA National Sea Grant Office as part of their Tsunami Preparedness Week spotlight series. With funding from Hawaii Sea Grant, Cheung has developed tsunami forecast methodology and a tsunami inundation model. While he has known he ... Read More »

Investigating effects of military munitions disposed of off Pearl Harbor

HUMMA project investigator

On March 29, a full array of state-of-the-art technologies including several owned and operated by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) will be used in the latest phase of an Army-funded research effort to further investigate sea-disposed military munitions. This research will take place south of Pearl Harbor at an area designated by ... Read More »

Novel waterproof electronic tablets for reef monitoring

Novel waterproof tablet

UH Mānoa graduate student John Burns has been selected as a finalist for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. From a pool of more than 1,800 applicants from 129 countries around the world, Burns is one of 22 finalists.  The award is targeted to innovators under 30 years of age. The Papaikou resident is one of only three finalists from the United ... Read More »

Barb Bruno and Rosie Alegado on ThinkTechHawaii

Barb Bruno and Rosie Alegado

Barbara Bruno and Rosie Alegado joined Jay Fidell of ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss the C-MORE Scholars program and the SOEST Maile Mentoring Bridge on March 17.  The goal of both programs is to recruit and retain Native Hawaiians and kama’aina students into earth, ocean, and environmental science studies at UH Mānoa. Read More »

David Karl presents Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

David Karl

UH Mānoa professor David Karl will present the Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on March 13, at 5:30 PM at the Smithsonian Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. This event is free and open to the public.  Karl’s talk is titled, “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.” From the event flyer: Life on Earth arose as ... Read More »

[VIDEO] A “shark’s eye” view: Witnessing the life of a top predator

Tagged tiger shark

Instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks are revealing novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives. For the first time, researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they are going, ... Read More »

Where have all the codfish gone?

copepod

The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada.  One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean, no larger than a grain of rice.  Recent changes in local copepod populations have ... Read More »

The secret lives of whales

Short-finned pilot whale

UH graduate students lead research effort aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor Scientists from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have been allocated over 100 days at sea, spread out over the next 6 months, aboard the R/V Falkor, the oceanographic research ship belonging to the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI; ... Read More »

More tiger sharks tagged to track online

Tagged tiger shark

Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) completed the second phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks caught and tagged around the island of Maui. In response to an uptick in the number of shark attacks recorded on Maui, the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources ... Read More »

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