HONOLULU (KHON2) — A team of ocean wildlife officials removed about 2,000 feet of heavy gauge line from an adult humpback whale who was last tracked to be around Kauai on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami wave heights across the state are now below advisory levels and are continuing to diminish.
Southeast’s seaweed and shellfish industry is in line to receive a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it would provide $500,000 in funding to draw up plans for a new mariculture processing facility on Prince of Wales Island. Producers and processors are welcoming the news.
The 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program (MDP).
As the seas rise because of climate change, 70% of all sandy shorelines on Oahu, Maui and Kauai are chronically eroding. Thirteen miles of their beaches have already been lost to erosion in the past century.
Southeast Alaska’s natural capital produces economic outputs from the seafood and visitor products industries worth several billion dollars a year
The Environmental Legislative Caucus plans to announce a package of climate change measures the first week of the 2022 session.
KAANAPALI — The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a $9 million to $13 million beach restoration and berm enhancement project at Kaanapali Beach has been submitted to Gov. David Ige for approval.
As tourism returns to Hawaii, visitors can expect a more authentic experience.
In the wake of a major leak by the Navy that contaminated O’ahu’s water supply, water protectors found unlikely allies among outraged military families.
The more scientists learn about the Hudsonian godwit, the more they’re amazed—and worried
The annual Ecosystem Status Reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collect a wide range of data to better assess maritime trends and help steer fisheries management.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The act of knowingly capturing, entangling or killing any shark species in Hawaii will be banned beginning Saturday, Jan 1, 2022, which is detailed in Act 51 (House Bill 533).
It was a tumultuous year for fishing in Alaska, with some salmon runs posting records and others going bust, Bering Sea crab quotas on the downswing, and state and federal management decisions with far-reaching consequences.
West Maui official, residents call it ‘a temporary solution,’ call for managed retreat
The Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act was introduced in Congress last week by Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. It aims to gain better understanding about causes of salmon declines, especially in the Northwest regions.
West Maui residents said they are pursuing legal action and other measures to halt a beach restoration plan at Kāʻanapali Beach that they say is riddled with negative environmental and cultural impacts.
Climate change is threatening iwi kupuna from mauka to makai. Experts say the tools exist to come up with a solution but it will require political will.
A proposal from Alaska envisions the creation of a shellfish and aquatic plants industry, the Peninsula Clarion reported.
Most of the revenue from the new tax will be allocated to the city’s general fund and rail. A smaller portion will go into a special fund to support natural resources impacted by tourism such as parks and beaches.
HONOLULU (KITV4) - NOAA wants to remind the public that the virtual public hearing regarding the proposed rule for Hawaiian spinner dolphins will be held this week.
Incredibly rich and diverse deep coral and sponge communities are thriving in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, researchers concluded after a 20-day deep-sea research expedition.
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The ocean near Utqiagvik was bound with ice last week, but strong winds opened the waters back up. Waves running freely can attack the shoreline and damage houses and roads. They can also slowly eat at the land — and with it, cultural sites as well as the sense of safety. The total cost for the project is estimated at $328.6 million.
The Public Review Draft Honolua to Honokohau Management Plan recommends healing and restoring the Kulaoka‘e‘a and Lipoa Point planning area’s natural and cultural resources.
Mudslides and flooding combined with downed utility poles and collapsed roads are the reality of many coastal communities after the Kona low storm swept through Maui this weekend.