coral bleaching

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Health Science of Vaping; Hawaii Island Bus System; New Data on Coral Bleaching

NOAA

Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Health; Economic Slowdown; Gender Pay Gap

Sustainable Reefs and Aquarium Fish

Jun 1, 2017
Flickr / NOAA Photo Library
Flickr / NOAA Photo Library

A bill awaiting Governor Ige's signature would end the commercial collecting of Hawaii reef wildlife for the aquarium trade. The legislature passed SB 1240, requiring the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop a plan that factors in sustainability when it comes to Hawai'i reef fish and the aquarium trade. It's a bill strongly backed by Robert Wintner—president of Snorkel Bob's Hawai'i, who contributed this commentary to Hawai'i Public Radio.

Robert S. Donovan / Flickr
Robert S. Donovan / Flickr

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is urging the public to be cautious when choosing sunscreen.

At an IUCN news conference, officials said a popular additive called Oxybenzone is being linked to coral death.  According to a new report, some 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotions wind up in coral reefs around the world each year.

eutrophication&hypoxia / Flickr
eutrophication&hypoxia / Flickr

  We’ll find out what plans were made at the recent International Coral Reef Symposium. We’ve invited two of Hawaii’s preeminent coral researchers to detail what can be done to protect this important marine ecosystem? 

Jeff Gunn / Flickr
Jeff Gunn / Flickr

Last week, we told you about an island in Thailand that has been so overrun with tourists that it’s now temporarily closed to visitors. It’s a movement that appears to be growing. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

  

  

Marine scientists are using some biology basics to protect Hawai‘i’s coral. 

Corals release their offspring as swimming larvae that eventually attach themselves to reefs and begin to transform into the skeleton of a coral head.  Researchers with the Hawai‘i Institute for Marine Biology have identified the molecular toolkit used by coral to build their skeletons.

The Conversation: Monday, May 2nd, 2016

May 2, 2016
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Crowd-funding Open Government; Past and Future Conservation in Hawai‘i; HART Chair Colleen Hanabusa; New Discoveries About Coral Growth

Hui for Good Government Crowd-funding: Keiko Bonk

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

The health of coral reefs continues to be a focus for marine biologists and researchers in Hawai‘i and around the world.  A team in Australia has just returned with an update on the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

The survey’s lead scientist says coral bleaching in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef is changing it forever.  A team from James Cook University examined 520 reefs in the area, only 4 showed no evidence of bleaching.

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

The health of coral reefs continues to be a focus for marine biologists and researchers in Hawai‘i and around the world.  A team in Australia has just returned with an update on the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

The survey’s lead scientist says coral bleaching in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef is changing it forever.  A team from James Cook University examined 520 reefs in the area, only 4 showed no evidence of bleaching.

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

Cigarette Tax; Coral Health; Youth Sports Concussions; Musicians Nick and Danny Kaleikini

 SB2690, Increase Excise Tax on Cigarettes and Little Cigars: Tom Yamachika  

Paul / Flickr
Paul / Flickr

The health of coral reefs is a critical concern not just for Hawai‘i, but for all parts of the Asia Pacific. And recent developments from Southeast Asia and off the coast of Australia have not been encouraging. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

Coral bleaching hit Hawaii's reefs in 2014, and then again last year when as much as 30% of our reefs were affected by a surge of warm water.  Now, ocean scientists attending a meeting in New Orleans are hearing that what's already the longest coral bleaching event in history could extend through this year, and well into 2017.  More from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.