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ReefTalk: Research on the Aquarium Fishery in West Hawaii Reef Impacts and Sustainability

Dr. Brian Tissot, noted marine ecologist at Washington State University and former UH-Hilo professor, will discuss studies conducted on the aquarium fishery in West Hawaii for the last 15 years. Tissot will be speaking Thursday (Jan 26) at 6:30 p.m. at Kealakehe High School Library.

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ReefTalk features whale entanglement update (April 12)

ReefTalk features whale entanglement update (April 12)

* 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, Thelma Parker Library, Waimea Join Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary coordinator Justin Viezbicke as he details the Sanctuary’s 2011 Large Whale Entanglement Response program. The presentation will provide video/photographs from actual responses as well as provide insight on how the responders actually safely remove gear from large free moving […]

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ReefTalk features Rickards presentation (Jan. 25)

ReefTalk features Rickards presentation (Jan. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE ReefTalk, a free public educational presentation, is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Kealakehe High School Library, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Follow the yellow signs.) Susan Rickards is primary researcher for the Hawaii Marine Mammal Consortium and veteran of 20 years of marine mammal research. She will present research results concerning the life history […]

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ReefTalk double-header in Waimea (Nov. 9)

ReefTalk double-header in Waimea (Nov. 9)

WHEN & WHERE: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Thelma Parker Library in Waimea Double Header Evening From Crisis to Solutions High surf, tsunami, cliff sloughing, sinking, and sea level rise are potential hazards for homes and businesses located along Hawaii Island’s coastline. Andrew Bohlander, UH Sea Grant Coastal Processes Specialist, currently consults with Hawaii […]

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ReefTalk: Do West Hawaii corals have disease? (Aug. 24)

ReefTalk: Do West Hawaii corals have disease? (Aug. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE Attend a free educational ReefTalk on Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Kealakehe High School library to find out. This month’s ReefTalk, entitled “Just How Healthy Are West Hawaii’s Reefs,” will feature Courtney Couch, a Ph.D. candidate from Cornell University and marine science specialist for The Kohala Center in Kamuela. Couch […]

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Monk seals on Waimea ReefTalk agenda (June 15)

Monk seals on Waimea ReefTalk agenda (June 15)

MEDIA RELEASE * The Plight of the Hawaiian Monk Seal: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, Thelma Parker Library, Waimea The free educational ReefTalk will feature Hooululahui Erika Perry, Big Island Cultural Coordinator, National Marine Fisheries Service. Perry will discuss the new cetacean rehabilitation facility in Hilo, and how you can become involved with rescue and […]

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ReefTalk: Corals of Kahaluu; wildfire season (May 25)

ReefTalk: Corals of Kahaluu; wildfire season (May 25)

MEDIA RELEASE ReefTalk Double Header! How do you save the corals of Kahaluu Bay? How do you prepare for a very hot wildfire season? Kona, Tuesday, May 25 at the Kealakehe High School Library, 6:30 p.m. Follow the yellow signs. Cindi Punihaole, Kohala Center’s Project Manager for the Kahaluu Bay Projects, will present “Building Resilient […]

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Perry on agenda at Waimea ReefTalk (April 20)

Perry on agenda at Waimea ReefTalk (April 20)

UPDATED Tuesday, April 20 ReefTalk is cancelled due to illness. The presentation will be rescheduled. MEDIA RELEASE The free educational ReefTalk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at Thelma Parker Library in Waimea will feature Hooululahui Erika Perry, Big Island Cultural Coordinator, National Marine Fisheries Service. Perry will discuss the new cetacean rehabilitation facility in […]

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ReefTalk: Grouper roi and humpback whales (March 23)

ReefTalk: Grouper roi and humpback whales (March 23)

When: 6:30 P.M., Tuesday, March 23 at the Natural Energy Lab Gateway Building, Kona DOUBLE HEADER WITH OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS! ReefTalk on Tuesday, March 23, at the Natural Energy Lab Gateway Building in Kona at 6:30 p.m. will feature two speakers. Dr. Bill Walsh, affiliated faculty with UH Hilo and Manoa and Justin Viezbicke of The […]

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ReefTalk: Tales of whales and monk seals (Feb. 16)

ReefTalk: Tales of whales and monk seals (Feb. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE Attend a free educational ReefTalk on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Thelma Parker Library in Waimea at 6:30 p.m. The talk will feature Justin Viezbicke, Marine Conservation Coordinator, The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Viezbicke will report on a wildly busy year of disentangling monk seals and whales. He and his […]

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ReefTalk 'The Ocean Creatures At Night' (Nov. 17)

ReefTalk ‘The Ocean Creatures At Night’ (Nov. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE * 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Thelma Parker Library, Waimea Matthew D’Avella, noted videographer, shares his adventures with open ocean night diving.  He has captured strange and fantastic deep water creatures on HD film for you to enjoy without getting wet and cold! This ReefTalk will also be given in Kona in […]

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Seen any algae? Call it in

Seen any algae? Call it in

Aloha ReefWatchers, ReefTeachers, ReefTalk attendees, This is a request for help: There was a sketchy report Monday, Aug. 31 of a green algae mass overgrowing corals on a point between Kealakekua and Honaunau.   Has anyone seen this or something similar, and if so, where?    Call the Division of Aquatic Resources at 327-6226 before […]

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ReefTalk: Steward on microbial water quality monitoring

MEDIA RELEASE ReefTalk: “Microbial Water Quality Monitoring” When: 6:30-8:30p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18 Where: Kealakehe High School Library (Kona) Join us for Guest Presenter Dr. Grieg Steward’s Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii who will be discussing his research on microbial water quality monitoring. Steward’s research interests include: the ecology and diversity of marine microbes, specifically […]

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ReefTalk focus on humpback whales

MEDIA RELEASE ReefTalk’s March presentation is “The Long and Interesting Lives of Humpback Whales” with Christine Gabriele. Marine mammal researcher Gabriele spends her time in Alaska and West Hawaii studying humpback whales. She will describe past whale age-determination methods and new techniques that may soon allow scientists to estimate the age of live, free-ranging whales.  […]

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