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.
September 26, 2022

Ocean’s Smallest Predators Focus of New $2M Project

SOEST News, first published on September 22, 2022. Within the community of microscopic plankton are the ocean’s smallest predators; small but significant in the critical ecosystem. […]
September 16, 2022

Available HIMB Job Opportunities!

Please see the available HIMB job opportunities below as of 9/16/2022. HIMB Postdoctoral Researcher (Wetland) – ID # 222610 Closing Date: September 23, 2022 or until filled. […]
August 18, 2022

UH Scientist, Charley Westbrook, Featured in the Honolulu Star Advertisement for Growing Tropical Sea Urchins in Lab

Honolulu Star Advertisement, first published on July 31, 2022 As a child growing up in France, Charley Westbrook remembers watching famed marine biologist Jacques Cousteau on […]
August 18, 2022

HIMB Whale Work Featured in PBS Documentary “Changing Seas”

PBS, first aired June 22, 2022. The Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) and the Alaska Whale Foundation was […]
July 18, 2022

Coral Reef Ecologist, Dr. Ku`ulei Rodgers, Mentioned in The New York Times Article, “Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’?”

The New York Times, first published July 16, 2022 In March 2020, Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, a popular snorkeling destination, closed and remained shuttered for […]
July 14, 2022

National Geographic Docuseries Features UH Shark Scientists (from HIMB)

UH News, first published on July 12, 2022 The majority of shark research content is narrated and led by male scientists, and enthusiasts. The focus of […]
July 6, 2022

Humpback Whales May Steer Clear of Hawai’i Due to Climate Change

UH News, first published on July 3, 2022 Humpback whales may one day avoid Hawaiian waters due to climate change and rising greenhouse gasses, according the […]
June 22, 2022

UH hosts high school students overnight on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island)

UH News, first published on June 15, 2022. Oʻahu high school students spent the week on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island) learning about marine mammals science at a University […]