"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."
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.
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.
Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death has been found at Limahuli and Waipā on Kauai’s North Side, prompting officials to encourage enhanced bio-sanitation efforts.
Charlie Thomas, 18, will be the youngest of four program volunteers and the first New Zealander to ever work at Kure Atoll, living without internet or cell phone service while cleaning up marine debris.
Thursday afternoon, a large group of staff and volunteers from partner organizations like NOAA watched as Turtle 1036 returned home. The turtle was hurt after getting entangled in monofilament fishing line.
To date, the Purple Prize has worked with over 40 teams and awarded over $200,000 to those with the highest potential to amplify community and regenerate Hawaii’s ecosystems.