Indigenous practices can assist recovery of endangered waterbirds

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Kamehameha Schools published evidence that indigenous practices in Hawaii expand waterbird habit in the face of rising seas. HIMB's Kawika Winter, Associate Professor of Aina Sciences and Heeia NERR Reserve Manager co-authored the paper published in Anthopocene.
May 22, 2021

Rare Pygmy Killer Whales’ Deterioration Documented Using UH Drone Tech

HIMB’s Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) to document rapid weight loss in a group of distressed pygmy killer whales off Maui in 2019. For the full story, […]
March 5, 2021

HIMB’s Marine Mammal Research Program Tags Whales to Preserve Their Future

KHON2 was invited to join HIMBʻs Marine Mammal Research Program to get an exclusive look at the human effort needed learn more about the humpback whales […]
March 5, 2021

Oʻahu Marine Protected Areas Offer Limited Protection of Coral Reef Herbivorous Fishes

HIMBʻs Erik Franklin recently published a paper observing marine protected areas around Oʻahu, and whether or not they provide biologically significant benefits for herbivorous fish populations […]
March 1, 2021

Humpback Whale Collaborative Research Continues in Hawaiian Waters

HIMB’s Lars Bejder, Martin van Aswegen, and Kristi West take part in the collaborative research efforts studying humpback whale health. For the full story, visit UH […]
March 1, 2021

Former HIMB Gates Coral Lab Member, Dr. Beth Lenz, Joins UH Sea Grant College Program

Dr. Lenz joined the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program as its inaugural assistant director for diversity and community engagement. This new, full-time senior leadership position […]
January 20, 2021

Let’s Honor Our Pacific Marine Monuments By Building On Their Legacy

Alan Friedlander, HIMB affiliate faculty member and chief scientist of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Program, notes the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the three Pacific […]
December 28, 2020

Researchers Examine Humpback Songs as a Proxy for Whale Populations

Anke Kügler, a marine biology PhD candidate, research assistant with HIMB Affiliate researcher Marc Lammers, and lead author on the paper, explains how using autonomous acoustic recorders help […]
December 21, 2020

HIMB Researchers Use New DNA Technology to Help Identify Shark Species in Fatal Incident

Researchers from HIMB’s ToBo and Pelagic Lab came together to identify the species and length of the shark behind the fatal incident off Maui on December […]