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Shark's Eye View Of The Ocean
2014-03-01 05:42:24

Researchers from the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo are gaining novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives — all courtesy of instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks.

Hawaiian Coral Abundance And Distribution Modeled
2013-05-22 05:12:34

Researchers from the University of Hawaii say they have predicted the abundance and distribution of coral around the island state by using a computer model.

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2012-08-20 18:46:54

Hawaiian researchers can now add fish to the phrase “the best laid-plans of mice and men, often go awry," as John Steinbeck once translated from a famous Robert Burns’ poem.

Another Outbreak Of Coral Disease Hits The Reefs Of Kāneʿohe Bay, Oʿahu
2012-01-08 05:25:27

Researchers have discovered an outbreak of coral disease called Montipora White Syndrome (MWS) in Kāneʿohe Bay, Oʿahu.

2011-10-27 10:27:24

A team of researchers from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) have developed an interactive global map of corals and zooxanthellae as part of a hybrid web application titled GeoSymbio.

2011-09-12 06:28:20

The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology announced the launch of their new website showcasing the science from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership.

A New Hypothesis On Ocean Acidification
2011-08-31 06:17:11

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been rising due to the burning of fossil fuels.

2011-07-04 12:33:23

The question of why there are so many species in the sea and how new species form remains a central question in marine biology.

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2011-03-11 09:12:17

Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean have massively altered coastal water ecosystems.

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2011-03-09 14:43:42

In the thick of whale season, researchers from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shed new light on the wintering grounds of the humpback whale.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.