Archive | December, 2011

Rocky Sighting

Local Hawaiian Monk Seal, Rocky, hanging out in Waikiki. They even put up cones so no boxers can start a fight.

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What the heck is a marine protected area?

So, let’s define what Marine Protected Areas (a.k.a. MPAs) really are and clear all misconceptions about them. The official definition of an MPA by U.S. Executive Order 13158 (May 26, 2000): “…any area of the marine environment that has been reserved by federal, state, territorial, tribal, or local laws or regulations to provide lasting protection for part or […]

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Jefferson Ocean Science Club

Renee is our Jefferson Ocean Science Club teacher, who is also a Marine Option Program student at the University of Hawaii.  She has been doing an awesome job with the kids at Jefferson!  The club meets on Fridays and they always learn about the ocean while having loads of fun!  You can check out their […]

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