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The Friends of Hanauma Bay is dedicated to the conservation of coastal and marine environments, emphasizing stewardship of the natural resources of Hanauma Bay. If you love Hanauma Bay, join us in our efforts to preserve the Bay for future generations.

16 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Happy 50th Anniversary – Hanauma Bay Conservation District

October marked the 50th Anniversary of Hanauma Bay’s designation as Hawaii’s first Marine Conservation District.  The anniversary has been marked by celebrations at Hanauma Bay and by letters and proclamations from the Mayor of Honolulu, the City Council of Honolulu, the State House of Hawaii, the State Senate of Hawaii, The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, Senator Brian Schatz, Senator Mazie Hirono, and by former President Barrack Obama who’s personal letter shares his remembrances of Hanauma Bay while growing up in Hawaii.  Please share in our celebration of this anniversary by enjoying the comments shared in each of these documents.








21 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on Scholarships Available!!

Scholarships Available!!

Aloha,
Once again, AAUW (American Association Of Univiversity Women) is offering a scholarship for 2d year college students on Oahu. Please call Anita Benson Bradley (352-4023) for rules and application form.

Additional information is available at this link: AAUW Scholarship Information

19 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on Protect The Reefs of Our Oceans – STOP Using Products Containing Oxybenzone

Protect The Reefs of Our Oceans – STOP Using Products Containing Oxybenzone

See more on our Threats page or go to Oxybenzone-Free Worldwide

18 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on Oxybenzone-Free Worldwide Facebook Page Launched Today

Oxybenzone-Free Worldwide Facebook Page Launched Today

A new Oxybenzone Free Worldwide FB page has just launched today.

Find the new FB page at this link: Oxybenzone-Free Worldwide Facebook Page

14 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on Learn About Cultural Sites Of Maunalua

Learn About Cultural Sites Of Maunalua

Maunalua.Net, exploring the history of Maunalua, has established a wonderful site to explore the rich cultural heritage of Maunalua. Following is a snapshot of their webpage showing the many, many Maunalua cultural locations that can be explored. Clicking on any of the yellow links on their website will take you to a separate page discussing the history of that location.

You can access their site by clicking on this link: Maunalua.Net Website.

13 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on NOAA Responds To Beach Pilot Whales On Kauai

NOAA Responds To Beach Pilot Whales On Kauai

As reported by the Star Advertiser, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) marine mammal response network team is responding several beached whales on Kauai.

Just before 7:30 a.m. today, 13 October, the Coast Guard station on Kauai received a report of about seven to eight pilot whales beaching at Kalapaki Beach inside Nawiliwili Bay, according to Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir.

Two whales are confirmed dead, according to NOAA Fisheries.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is also responding.

See full article at this link to the Star Advertiser.




A crowd looked on after whales beached themselves on Kalapaki Beach inside Nawiliwili Bay on Kauai.





13 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on Friends Of Hanauma Bay Call For Scholarship Donations

Friends Of Hanauma Bay Call For Scholarship Donations

13 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on New NOAA Hotline Takes Calls On Distressed Marine Animals

New NOAA Hotline Takes Calls On Distressed Marine Animals

As reported by the Star Advertiser on 13 October, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established a hotline accessible from any island to take reports of Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, dolphins and whales in need of emergency assistance.

The 24-hour number is (888) 256-9840.

Previously each island had a different number for reporting strandings, entanglements and injuries involving the marine animals. Those previous numbers are still effective.

Read the full article at this link to the Star Advertiser




Benny the monk seal, also known as RE-74, was found in 2014 with a hook in his stomach. He was treated and later released by NOAA.





09 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on SEP – OCT Friends Of Hanauma Bay Newsletter

SEP – OCT Friends Of Hanauma Bay Newsletter

Aloha Friends of Hanauma Bay!!

Our Sep – Oct Friends of Hanauma Bay Newsletter has been posted to our “Newsletter” Page.

Always an enjoyable and informative read so check it out.

Mahalo for your continued support!
Lisa Bishop
President, Friends of Hanauma Bay

02 October 2017 ~ Comments Off on Decline of Reef Fish in Hawaii (Hawaii News Now)

Decline of Reef Fish in Hawaii (Hawaii News Now)

HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) – One University of Hawaii researcher says he has found the primary cause for reef fish decline in Hawaii.

UH marine ecologist Dr. Alan M. Friedlander released his findings from a 17-year study examining the health of Hawaii’s reef fish.  Friedlar says his study shows that overfishing is the culprit to the decline of reef fish in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Data for the study was collected since the year 2000. Dr. Friedlar analyzed more than 25,000 water surveys that were collected. It was one of the largest studies of its kind. 

The findings suggest fishing is more detrimental to reef fish populations than pollution or any other human influences.  According to the study, about a third of Hawaii residents identify themselves as fishers.

The study also found that human pollution of Maui and Oahu were most abundant.

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