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DLNR announces changes to coral, live rock rules

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced that amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 13-95, Rules Regulating the Taking and Selling of Certain Marine Resources, will take effect Thursday, May 1, 2014. The purpose of the amendments is to strengthen the rules and stiffen penalties for intentional or negligent large-scale damage […]

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Public hearings on proposed coral listing (Jan. 22 & 24)

MEDIA RELEASE On Nov. 30, 2012, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office announced the proposed listing of 66 coral species under the U.S.Endangered Species Act (ESA), 59 of which occur in the waters of theUS Pacific Islands Region (Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, American Samoa, and Pacific Island Remote Areas). The proposal was published Dec. 7 2012 […]

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UH Hilo launches coral information websites

MEDIA RELEASE Researchers and students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo have launched a pair of websites providing information on the health of various coral reefs around Hawaii Island. A research team led by Dr. Misaki Takabayashi, an associate professor in marine science, has spent the past seven years conducting investigations. The team’s findings […]

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Researchers share surprising discovery about coral reef ecology

MEDIA RELEASE Researchers at the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The general assumption has been that the more flexible corals are, regarding which species of single-celled algae (Symbiodinium) they host in coral tissues, the […]

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Study finds added ecosystem benefits from underwater conservation zones

Coral loss slowed, reversed by marine protected areas

Study finds added ecosystem benefits from underwater conservation zones

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Cornell grad student embarks on three-year study of West Hawaii coral reefs and the diseases that afflict them

Student Voices: From King Ferry to Kona corals

Cornell grad student embarks on three-year study of West Hawaii coral reefs and the diseases that afflict them

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Four years after tsunami, reefs recovering

MEDIA RELEASE / SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has reported a rapid recovery of coral reefs in areas of Indonesia, following the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean. The WCS team, working in conjunction with the Australian Research Council Centre of […]

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