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Ocean Acidification: What Corals Can Tell Us

Many people are familiar with sea level rise and ocean warming, but ocean acidification?  

Just as carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels ends up in our atmosphere, it also ends up in our oceans, resulting in a process called ocean acidification. 401 more words

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes Celebrates 25 Years as a World Heritage Site

 Twenty-five years ago, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest treasures, and was designated a World Heritage Site for having “superlative attributes of universal value important to the common heritage of humanity.” Today, there are 21 World Heritage Sites in the United States (including two in Hawai‘i, the other is… 294 more words

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Discovering Nihoa Island

Many people who visit the Hawaiian Islands and surprising number of folks who live in Hawaii are unaware that there are any islands beyond the 8 main islands of tour book fame. 215 more words


New Hawaiian Bird Species Discovered from Old Specimen !

It’s been almost four decades since a new species of bird had been discovered in Hawaii. According to a recent Smithsonian Institute DNA analysis of a shearwater specimen collected in 1963 on Midway Atoll, a distinct and entirely new species was identified. 67 more words

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Hawaii's Birds Hit Hard by Tsunami

The following is a news release issued by the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (NOAA), located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.


Interagency Team Conducts Aerial and Ground Survey of Tsunami Damage in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument(Honolulu, HI) 819 more words

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