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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 »

[VIDEO] Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles on ThinkTech Hawaii

Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles

Dr. Kwok Fai Cheung, Professor of Ocean and Resources Engineering, and Dr. Martin Guiles, Senior Physical Oceanographic Research Specialist within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, joined Jay Fidell on the ThinkTech Hawaii show on February 3. Dr. Cheung generates the high resolution surf forecasts for PacIOOS. These include A) Wave Watch III models for the Hawaiian ... Read More »

Unusual corals discovered off of the Big Island, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Colony of rare corals

A coral species new to the main Hawaiian Islands has been discovered in West Hawaii by a research team of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) divers and confirmed by researchers at UH Manoa’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory. While doing reconnaissance SCUBA dives along the Kona coast of the Island of Hawaii, the ... Read More »

Beyond the ‘Roi Roundup’

Cephalopholis argus

UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens studies a roi-free reef on the Big Island, and ponders the resource management lessons from a local spearfishing hui   What if you could remove all of the roi? UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens has been investigating this possibility at a reef off Puako Bay, on the west side of the Big Island ... Read More »

HIMB develops Hawaiian fishpond iPhone app

He'eia Fishpond

The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has created an iPhone app that highlights scientific research and indigenous knowledge with virtual and walking tours of a local Hawaiian fishpond. The project, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Omidyar Foundation, grew ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza on ThinkTech Hawaii

Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza

Students may pursue a Professional Master’s Degree in Geoscience (MGeo) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa starting in Fall 2014. Providing Master’s-level training and practical experience in applied geoscience, the MGeo is intended to prepare students to pursue a career in a variety of fields including geological and environmental ... Read More »

Energetics of the deep-water bluntnose sixgill shark

Bluntnose sixgill shark

Deep sea sharks get less attention than their surface-loving counterparts.  Take for example the bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus).  At 16 feet in length, this shark is almost large as a white shark or a tiger shark, and the species has a wide global distribution.   H. griseus might be a top predator, but because he tends to be found up ... Read More »

HURL enables discovery of dramatic long-term shift in Pacific Ocean ecosystem

Hawaiian gold coral

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has enabled scientists to determine that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change.   Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California – Santa Cruz analyzed ... Read More »

New television show: Voice of the Sea on KFVE

Voice of the Sea host and guest

A new television show highlighting ocean and coastal scientists and cultural experts from Hawai‘i and the Pacific is airing on KFVE, The Home Team (Channel 5 and 1005) on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. The show, titled Voice of the Sea, is hosted by Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, world paddleboard champion, shark researcher, and science education expert. Seraphin, director of the University of Hawai‘i ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Michael Bell and Owen Shieh on ThinkTech Hawaii

Michael Bell and Owen Shieh

Two UH Manoa researchers set on building a better understanding of extreme weather and its impact on people were interviewed on Jay Fidell’s ThinkTech Hawaii show on December 23, 2013. Michael Bell, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, brought the Doppler on Wheels research vehicle to Hawaii for its first ever tour of the state in October 2013. His research is focused ... Read More »

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