Latest Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Stories
SAUSALITO, Calif., Sept.
Deep coral reefs in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth
Last week, at the age of 62, Wisdom, the world's oldest living wild bird, and her mate hatched a healthy chick at Midway.
The new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital is expected to be finished by spring 2013 and will usher in the beginning of an initiative to help the critically endangered population of Hawaiian monk seals.
Historical reconstruction reveals humans contributed to both degradation and recovery of coral reefs.
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.
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.
The Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) in the Family Phocidae is an endangered marine mammal that is native to the warm, clear waters of the Hawaiian Islands. It gets its common name from its round head covered with short hairs, giving it the appearance of a medieval friar. The name may also reflect the fact that the Hawaiian monk seal lives a more solitary existence, in comparison with other seals that in places collect in large colonies. The Hawaiian monk seal comes from ancestors...
The Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) is a large seabird that ranges across the North Pacific. This small albatross is the second most common seabird in the Hawaiian Islands, with an estimated population of 2.5 million birds, and is currently expanding (or possibly re-expanding) its range to new islands. It is named for Laysan, one of its breeding colonies in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Description The Laysan Albatross is easy to identify. In the North Pacific it is...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.