Monthly Archives: March 2011

Feature: The growing wave of aquaculture

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When First Lady Michelle Obama ordered farm-raised tilapia during a vacation-time meal at Alan Wong’s Restaurant in Honolulu this past December, it signaled a smiling acknowledgment for the once frowned-upon fish.  Many longtime locals still cringe at the thought of … Continue reading

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Feature: Crazy for kabuki

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The concept that “it takes a village” rings true for putting on kabuki performances in Honolulu and, in particular, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Students began performing kabuki plays back in 1924, and have continued to work with … Continue reading

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Feature: The sting’s the thing

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Angel Yanagihara knows first-hand the painful effects of Hawaiian box jellyfish stings. During a long-distance morning swim off Waikīkī Beach in July 1997, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa assistant research professor encountered a swarm of the nearly invisible jellyfish. … Continue reading

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Feature: Master of disaster

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On March 11, 2011, residents throughout the Pacific and on the mainland’s west coast braced themselves for a tsunami, generated from a destructive 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan. While the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center took the lead … Continue reading

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Feature: Measuring and predicting vog

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Living up to its title as one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea’s recent eruption on the Big Island is spewing forth more than just a spectacular show of nature. Its bubbling cauldron of fire is also stoking concern … Continue reading

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Imi Ho`ola

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The Imi Ho`ola Post-Baccalaureate Program is dedicated to improving health care in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin by increasing the number of physicians through a 12-month educational program that addresses disadvantaged students’ academic and social-emotional needs. Imi Ho‘ola’s goal is … Continue reading

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HIMB

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Researchers from the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, along with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution, have created the world’s first frozen repository for Hawaiian corals. The frozen bank protects, preserves and restores the … Continue reading

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Waikīkī Aquarium

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Waikiki Aquarium features over 127 species of coral, a collection unrivaled in the Western Hemisphere. Internationally renowned as a pioneer and leader in coral propagation, the Aquarium has successfully maintained live corals since 1978 … Continue reading

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Harold L. Lyon Arboretum

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Brighamia insignis is a member of the bellflower family. This short-lived perennial is extremely rare and is, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, one of only two Brighamia species, both of which are endemic to Hawai‘i. There is … Continue reading

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