"The urchins have proven to be key tools for this work in a marine environment and are instrumental in helping save near-shore reefs that are in trouble."
UH researchers gathered results by measuring water clarity approximately once a week from April 21 to June 16. They will continue to measure water clarity weekly at Hanauma Bay for the duration of the closure.
As the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, more rapid uptake of eBuses will contribute to the state's economic recovery with investment, jobs and tax revenues, plus improved transportation options.
Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death has been found at Limahuli and Waipā on Kauai’s North Side, prompting officials to encourage enhanced bio-sanitation efforts.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is planting hatchery-raised native sea urchins in Waikīkī as part of an innovative algae control strategy.
Setter’s research shows that over the next 20 years, scientists predict 70 to 90 percent of coral reefs will be killed off. By 2100, few to zero suitable habitats will remain.
Public forums will be held on three islands featuring a panel discussion and an open house where attendees get information on topics ranging from rooftop solar programs to electrification of transportation.
Hawaiian Electric achieved a 28.4 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2019, despite having significantly lower wind energy production and not having Hawaii Island's geothermal resource available.
The home port of the Oceanographer was announced today by Rep. Ed Case, who says the new ships " will ensure that our country can continue with the vital research necessary to research and preserve our marine world that while still largely unknown is so vital to the present and future of our planet."