What’s Heather Been Up To?

One of our former interns, Heather Hillard, is in Mo’orea!  She’s doing her graduate degree work on corals there.  Check out some photos (and how clear the water is!). Advertisements

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. You’re invited to check it out and let us know how we can do better in 2012! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it […]

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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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Exotic Fish Sighted At Hanauma Bay

Some of our very own Reef Watch Waikiki volunteers, who snorkel at Hanauma Bay quite frequently, have been seeing a fish that all of us have been curious about.  As always, we encourage you to send us your photos and questions!  None of us could find a positive ID in any of our Hawaiian ID […]

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Tis the Sea-son for some Fish Watcher fun!

We’re happy to announce the return of our annual Winter REEF Fest. Join us for a friendly Fish Watch competition, Thanksgiving Day through January 31, 2012.

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Ocean Awareness Training

Advancing awareness and cultivating stewardship through a collaborative ocean awareness training program

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SCUBA at Kahe

Check out these photos from Kahe this past Sunday!  I wish I could SCUBA, but my ears won’t let me!  These are from my boyfriend:

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KP2 Returns to the Waikīkī Aquarium

Marine Mammal Biologist, Leah Kissel, has returned to O’ahu with her new seal, KP2.  KP2 will join resident Maka’au at the Waikīkī Aquarium.  Both are males, but

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