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Hawaiâ€˜i Institute of Marine Biology celebrates its Northwestern Hawaiian Islands research partnership.
Next month, scientists plan to monitor corals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for signs of bleaching.
The UNâ€™s cultural and scientific body added a region of mountainous forests in Sri Lanka and an isolated archipelago off Hawaii to UNESCOâ€™s World Heritage list, officials said on Saturday.
The North Pacific Ocean is now commonly referred to as the world's largest garbage dump with an area the size of the continental United States covered in plastic debris.
NOAA scientists dove to new depths in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for the first time last month, venturing into never before seen territory.
A new oral vaccine against sylvatic plague is showing significant promise in the laboratory as a way to protect prairie dogs and may eventually protect endangered black-footed ferrets who now get the disease by eating infected prairie dogs, according to results by a USGS researcher at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.
The state of Hawaii is issuing heavy fines to local tour companies, and even the US Navy, for damage caused to coral reefs.
The federal government is set to make a substantial expansion of the critical habitat for endangered Hawaiian monk seals to include beaches and waters of the main Hawaiian Islands on Friday.
A new NOAA report on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), protected by the PapahÄnaumokuÄkea Marine National Monument, provides the sharpest picture yet of the region's marine life and ecosystems.
A new study by researchers from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) sheds light on how threats to the world's endangered coral reef ecosystems can be more effectively managed.
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...
- Large; stout; burly.