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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 »

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

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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 »

UH scientist wins international Ocean Challenge

Ruth Gates

Build a better reef, and the world will beat a path to your shore. A marine biologist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) has won an international competition by proposing to develop stocks of corals with an extended functional range and resilience to the more acidic and warmer conditions predicted for the oceans ... Read More »

Waves a dominant force in Hawai‘i shoreline habitat creation

Hawaii Shoreline

It all started with the question, “Why are Hawaiian rocky shores so different than those in California or Maine?”  This simple question led to a novel methodology to classify shorelines worldwide, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. For biologists with one toe in the water, the ... Read More »

Disney conservation grant supports coral reef research

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The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) has been awarded a $24,200 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project. Scientists, governments and NGOs believe that it is vital to carry out practical scientific research to help find new, cost-effective approaches to coral reef conservation. Today, coral reefs are at ... Read More »

Female tiger sharks migrate from Northwestern to Main Hawaiian Islands during fall pupping season

Applying a tag to a shark

A quarter of the mature female tiger sharks plying the waters around the remote coral atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands decamp for the populated Main Hawaiian Islands in the late summer and fall, swimming as far as 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles) according to new research from University of Florida and the University of Hawaii. Their report is scheduled for ... Read More »

Laser scanning confocal microscope generates artful images of science

Confocal Image of Coral

Corals are beautiful when seen through your own eyes in sunlight, but for scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, seeing corals in this manner is simply not enough. As part of a new PBS digital video series called UnderH20, viewers see live corals–and their associated microorganisms–from a whole new perspective. Using a revolutionary new tool, a laser scanning ... Read More »

The changing nature of coral reefs

Confocal Image of Coral

Warming oceans and other environmental disturbances are highlighting key differences in the resistance of coral species to stress Is biodiversity always a good survival tool? The answer may be a qualified “no.” Ruth Gates, a marine biologist at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, has spent a quarter of a century studying corals and coral reefs. Gates focuses on the ... Read More »

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