Remember What Mom Said: Wash Your Veggies! It’ll Keep You Healthy

By Ruby Pap A semi-slug on a nickel. Photo courtesy of Marlena Dixon, Epidemiologist Hawai‘i residents and visitors take heed. Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongyliasis) is a serious illness that requires precaution on how we handle, prepare and grow our food. While we are lucky to have no reported cases on Kaua‘i this year, we [...]

By | 2017-05-23T03:32:06+00:00 May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The Meaning of Science

By Ruby Pap The Oscar Elton Sette, a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seen surveying the health of bottom-fish populations in waters off Kealia Beach in Kapa‘a late March. Photo by Léo Azambuja So there is this thing called science, and it happens to be the [...]

By | 2017-04-17T06:24:49+00:00 April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Monk Seal Returns to Lihi Canal, Feeds on Illegally Discarded Fish Scraps (w/ video)

RH92 resting near Lihi Canal. Photo courtesy of DLNR After wildlife biologists and veterinarians relocated a 10-month-old Hawaiian monk seal on March 30 from the Lihi Canal in Kapa‘a to a beach on the island’s Westside they’d hoped she would stay away from the canal, according to a news release from the state [...]

By | 2017-04-13T22:20:28+00:00 April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Agencies Remove 100,000 Pounds of Debris from Papahānaumokuākea

Approximately 100,000 pounds of marine debris were removed from Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary and Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Photo courtesy of NOAA Approximately 100,000 pounds of marine debris were removed from Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary and Midway Atoll [...]

By | 2017-04-13T21:57:38+00:00 April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Study Shows Importance of Coastal Water Quality to Recreational Beach Users

Coral and fish in Maui’s ocean. Photo courtsy of Alfonsin11, CC BY-SA 3.0 Coasts around the world are threatened by land-based pollutants, including sewage, which affect water quality, coastal habitats and human experiences. To capture the value people place on the coastal environment, UH ecological economist Kirsten L.L. Oleson and former MS student Marcus [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:05:48+00:00 April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Research Study Reveals Viruses in the Oceanic Basement

Upper portion of a CORK wellhead, sampling devices attached. Photo courtesy of Expedition AT26-03 Scientists. A team of scientists from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology showed for the first time that many novel viruses are present in the fluids circulating deep in the rocky crust [...]

By | 2017-04-04T21:58:17+00:00 April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

‘Botanizing up Kilimanjaro’ with NTBG’s Tobias Koehler

National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua‘i Community College present 'Seeds of Thought' lecture series with Tobias Koehler, Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. Join National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Director of South Shore Gardens Tobias Koehler for a talk about the flora of Mt. Kilimanjaro at Kaua‘i Community College next week. Tobias will discuss how extreme [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:18:55+00:00 April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

NOAA Moves Monk Seal from Kapa‘a to Westside as Safety Precaution

RH92, a 10-month-old female Hawaiian monk seal was moved last Friday from the Lihi Canal (also known as Waika‘ea Canal) in Kapa‘a to a Westside beach as a safety precaution. Photo courtesy of G. Langley/NOAA, Permit 16632-01 A 10-month-old female Hawaiian monk seal was moved last Friday from the Lihi Canal (also known [...]

By | 2017-04-03T12:38:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Voice of the Sea, Hosted by Kaua‘i’s Kanesa Seraphin

Arc-eye Hawkfish. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kuwabara Every Sunday night from the comfort of their living rooms audiences can hear the Voice of the Sea, hosted by Kaua‘i resident Kanesa Seraphin, a professor in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education’s Curriculum Research and Development Group, director of the UH Sea [...]

By | 2017-04-03T12:26:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Aliʻi Wahine

By Jan TenBruggencate Queen Kaahumanu with her servant on rug, lithograph by Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine in 1822 after painting by Louis Choris, the artist aboard the Russian ship Rurick, which visited Hawai‘i in 1816. The role of women in early Hawaiian society was different from that of most other native cultures. [...]

By | 2017-03-24T09:34:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments