Hawaii Institute Marine Biology

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.
January 26, 2023

HIMB Director, Eleanor Sterling, Honored as Outstanding Conservationist

SOEST News, first published on January 24, 2023 Eleanor Sterling, director of the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, will be honored […]
January 18, 2023

Yo-Yo Ma, Hōkūleʻa Team Up with UH Whale Experts to Unite Music and Nature

UH News, first published January 17, 2023 An unlikely collaboration of a world-renowned cellist aboard the most famous voyaging canoe brought music to the world including […]
November 28, 2022

Reef Halos Offer Bird’s-Eye View of Coral Reef Health

Hawaii Public Radio, first published October 28, 2022. Scientists are figuring out the mysteries of an ocean phenomenon known as reef halos. Satellite images show isolated […]
November 18, 2022

Conservation Areas Around the World Face Severe Staff Shortages, Study Shows

Hawaii Public Radio, first published November 14, 2022 New research shows that protected conservation areas around the world are facing severe staff shortages. The study focused on lands […]
November 14, 2022

NPR Interview with HIMB Researcher on Coral Reef Futures

NPR, first published November 10, 2022 HIMB Associate Research Professor Erik Franklin was interviewed by NPR to discuss the implications for his recent publication on the […]
November 9, 2022

Native Hawaiian Moʻolelo Represented in New HIMB Mural

UH News, first published November 7, 2022. A mural based on the moʻolelo (story) of Keahiakahoe, meaning the fire of Kahoe, now spans across the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻi Institute […]
October 25, 2022

New UH Vessel to Expand Marine Research, Conservation Efforts

UH News, first published October 4, 2022. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will welcome a new research vessel Imua in fall 2023. The 68-foot semi-displacement aluminum catamaran will be […]
October 19, 2022

Native predatory fish help control invasive species in Hawaiian fishpond

UH News, first published on October 19, 2022. Please read the story below that features HIMBʻs associate research professor, Dr. Erik Franklin, and research professor, Dr. […]