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Highest Percentage Of Fish Species Dominate Deep Coral Reefs In Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
2014-03-14 11:58:36

NOAA Deep coral reefs in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth, according to a study by NOAA scientists published in the Bulletin of Marine Science. Part of the largest protected area in the United States, the islands, atolls and submerged habitats of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) harbor unprecedented levels of biological diversity, underscoring the value in protecting this area,...

Rising Sea Waters Threaten Hawaiian Shorelines
2013-08-31 08:19:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In Hawaii, sea-level rise (SLR) has been isolated as a principal cause of coastal erosion. After examining other influences on shoreline change including waves, sediment supply and littoral processes, and anthropogenic changes, the best explanation for the difference in island-wide shoreline trends, such as beach erosion or accretion, is the differing rates of relative sea-level rise on the islands of Oahu and Maui. A new study,...

Submarine Canyons Important Source Of Marine Invertebrate Diversity, Abundance
2013-08-28 11:44:54

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Submarine canyons play an important role in maintaining high levels of biodiversity of small invertebrates in the seafloor sediments of the main and northwestern Hawaiian Islands, according to research from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. What’s more, scientists have used this data to draw new connections between the levels of faunal diversity and the heterogeneity of submarine canyon landscapes at various spatial scales. “Submarine canyons...

2013-08-27 23:22:53

Hawaiian Jellys, the world’s only “Slip…aaahs” are the only flip flop sandals on the market with innovative technology for maximum comfort. KONA, Hawaii (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Hawaiian Jellys, a Kona, Hawaii-based Hawaiian island wear company started in 2011, has released the world’s first flip-flop sandal with state-of-the art technology. “Our ‘slip…aaahs’ are gaining popularity as the world’s most comfortable flip flop sandal,” said company spokesperson Bryan...

NASA's Aqua Satellite Flew Over Tropical Storm Flossie As It Neared Hawaii.
2013-07-30 09:40:37

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 28 at 23:10 UTC (7:10 p.m. EDT) as it continued moving toward Hawaii. The image showed that many of the thunderstorms have diminished in the storm. On July 29, all of the Hawaiian Islands that have storm warnings have evacuation centers open. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

Hawaiian Islands May See Less Rainfall
2013-04-24 05:16:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has happened almost imperceptibly, but rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands has been in decline since 1978. According to a team of scientists at the University of Hawaii, Manoa (UHM) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, this trend is likely to continue with global warming through the end of this century. Though the findings of this study, published in the early online issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research, supports prior UHM...

Hawaiian Northeast Trade Winds Are Decreasing
2012-10-15 05:11:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) researchers have noticed an increased frequency of the eastern trade winds and a decrease in frequency of the north east trade winds over the last 40 years. The study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, analyzed 37 years of wind speed and direction, and sea level pressure data from land-based weather stations, buoys and reanalysis data. For example, the northeast trade winds occurred...

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2012-07-13 03:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 12: Yesterday was a busy day from the severe weather standpoint, with places in Eastern Texas getting some of the heaviest rainfall ever in 24hrs. Houston Texas received over 10 inches in 24hrs, and that alone is a more than they get in an entire month. Heavy rain also fell throughout Western Louisiana. One lone tornado was reported in Central Florida along with many hail reports from the Dakota´s along with minor wind...

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2012-07-12 03:00:41

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 11: Wind damage reports from both Kentucky and South Carolina. Also, another area of storms developed along a frontal boundary that moved through the Dakota´s extending back into Wyoming. There was flooding that spread through the Ohio River valley with strong afternoon storms which extended towards the Mid-Atlantic. Also it is important to point out that thunderstorms can be dangerous from the ground and also from the...

Image 1 - Researchers Fingerprint Hawaiian Lava
2011-11-30 11:12:01

Lava fingerprinting reveals differences between Hawaii's twin volcanoes Hawaii's main volcano chains--the Loa and Kea trends--have distinct sources of magma and unique plumbing systems connecting them to the Earth´s deep mantle, according to UBC research published this week in Nature Geoscience, in conjunction with researchers at the universities of Hawaii and Massachusetts. This study is the first to conclusively relate geochemical differences in surface lava rocks from both...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'