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Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

University of Hawaii at Manoa Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces. Now researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind...

2014-01-10 08:22:35

Maui Theatre celebrates "the King's" birthday and his love for Hawaii through the end of January LAHAINA, Hawaii, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maui's newest and hottest live music show Burn'n Love, which debuted last month to rave reviews by industry insiders and audiences of all ages and likings, is celebrating Elvis' birthday by giving back to the people and places that were special to him. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/PH44078-a)(Photo:...

2014-01-08 12:29:23

-Dr. Ben Burris, DDS, MDS Leading Nationwide Campaign to Heighten Licensure, Disclosure Requirements on Primary Care Dentists Masquerading as Dental Specialists- FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the tragic death of Finley Boyle, a 3-year old girl in Hawaii who passed away after a Primary Care Dentist attempted to perform advanced procedures and sedation on a child despite having no formal training to do so, Dr. Ben Burris today lambasted the...

2014-01-08 12:21:18

EMMY AWARD-WINNING SHOW TO FILM VACATION EPISODE DOWN UNDER LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qantas has announced a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to bring the top-rated American comedy series "Modern Family" to film in Australia. Qantas will fly the cast and crew from Los Angeles in February as the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan takes a vacation down under for an episode to be broadcast later this season....

2014-01-06 23:01:00

Yearly Winter Tradition—Now Through April 2014—Four Seasons Resort Maui Guests Guaranteed to Create Memorable Experiences Maui, HI (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The warm tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean with palm trees gently swaying is a scene that has been mesmerizing guests of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for nearly 25 years. Now through April 2014, a new group of underwater visitors add to the tableau—the return of hundreds of majestic 50-foot humpback whales who have...

2014-01-04 23:24:58

In response to an article published by Surfer Magazine, organic food advocate, Colle Farmers Market, urges farmers and consumers to adopt a more organic lifestyle in light of a protest led by a group of surfers against genetic engineering, agricultural experimentation and pesticide-laden seed production in Hawaii. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, responds to an article published by Surfer Magazine on December 18th, which discusses the...

2013-12-30 08:24:10

HONOLULU, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline is gearing up with a new campaign to help residents of Hawaii quit smoking for good as part of their New Year's Resolutions. Every New Year's Eve, thousands of people across Hawaii promise to better themselves in the coming year, vowing to give up bad habits in exchange for a healthier lifestyle. For many, this has traditionally been a time to think about their smoking habit, but new smoking bans may encourage people...


Latest Hawaii Reference Libraries

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Haleakalā
2014-04-09 16:28:16

Haleakalā, also known as the East Maui Volcano, is a possibly active shield volcano that is located in Hawaii and actually comprises 75 percent of the island of Maui. Its name means house of the sun in the Hawaiian language and local legend says that the crater was the home of the demigod Māui’s grandmother, who helped him to force the sun to move slowly over the course of the day in order to prolong it. This volcano reaches an elevation of 3,055 feet and it holds steep slopes and a few...

Kīlauea
2014-04-08 12:33:13

Kīlauea is an active shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This volcano, which reaches an elevation of 4,091 feet, is one of five volcanoes that form the island and it is the most active. It is thought to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and is the second youngest of all the Hawaii volcanoes. It was formed when the Pacific tectonic plate moved over the Hawaiian hotspot and like other Hawaiian volcanoes, it began...

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