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Could Lasers Protect Seabirds in Hawaii From Power Line Collisions?

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Could Lasers Protect Seabirds in Hawaii From Power Line Collisions?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ashley Braun - June 16, 2017

When a seabird zipping through Hawai‘i’s night sky hits a power line, you can hear it.

“They make this Star Wars-esque laser sound, like tawong-wow-ow-ow,” says more…

Hawaii Researchers Awarded Million Dollar Grant From NASA to Forecast Coral Disease

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Hawaii Researchers Awarded Million Dollar Grant From NASA to Forecast Coral Disease

Source: Phys.org/University of Hawaii at Manoa - June 12, 2017

Researchers at University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) were recently awarded a $1.026 million grant from NASA to develop coral more…

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Commit to Goals of Paris Agreement

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Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Commit to Goals of Paris Agreement

Source: Live Science/Kacey Deamer - June 9, 2017

Following President Donald Trump's announcement withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, some politicians are taking a stand and making their own commitments to more…

Ocean-Inspired Art a Part of Hawaii’s Culture

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Ocean-Inspired Art a Part of Hawaii’s Culture

Source: The Maui News/Evan Pascual - June 5, 2017

I’ll never forget the first time I attempted to print a fish. It was not in the most ideal conditions, on a table in the more…

Climate Change is Threatening Corals at This Popular Hawaiian Tourist Destination

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Climate Change is Threatening Corals at This Popular Hawaiian Tourist Destination

Source: Phys.org/PeerJ - May 31, 2017

Corals in peril at a popular Hawaiian tourist destination due to global climate change

Despite state protected status, nearshore corals at the Hanauma Bay Nature more…

How I Sea: Carly Haeussler

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How I Sea: Carly Haeussler

Source: The TerraMar Project - May 10, 2017

Carly is the program coordinator at a marine conservation organization in Hawaii. She works on the front lines of the island chain’s battle against marine more…

Marine Biologists Find Deep Hawaiian Reef Hosts a Wealth of Fish

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Marine Biologists Find Deep Hawaiian Reef Hosts a Wealth of Fish

Source: Phys.org/Eric Sorensen/Washington State University - May 4, 2017

Washington State University marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the "vastly underexplored" deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island.

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Why Is NASA Studying the Hawaiian Islands and Volcanoes?

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Why Is NASA Studying the Hawaiian Islands and Volcanoes?

Source: LiveScience/Karen Rowan - February 14, 2017

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — Whether it's the noxious gases rising from the Kilauea volcano, or the lively coral reefs that sprawl across the seafloor around the island more…

Firehose of Lava Spews Into the Ocean

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Firehose of Lava Spews Into the Ocean

Source: CNET/Amanda Kooser - February 1, 2017

The photo shows a blackened volcanic landscape with a churning steam plume emanating from ocean water. In the middle is a screaming red flow of more…

Kamokuno Ocean Entry Closed Due to Lava Delta Collapse

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Kamokuno Ocean Entry Closed Due to Lava Delta Collapse

Source: Big Island Now - January 2, 2017

A large section of the 26-acre lava delta formed by the 61g lava flow collapsed into the ocean around 2:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, more…