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Martha McDaniel will lead a Geology Hike at the Bay on Sunday, January 26 2014, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The hike is for the new volunteers of the HBEP, but all members of the Friends of Hanauma Bay are welcome. Sorry for the late notice, but hopefully some of our members can join and enjoy!
Just a reminder! On Thursday evening January 23rd, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program continues its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
Thursday January 23,
Lorena Wada, Assistant Field Supervisor, Pre-listing and Listing Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
An anchialine pond is a landlocked body of water with a subterranean connection to the ocean. Anchialine ponds are a feature of coastal aquifers which are density stratified, with the water near the surface being fresh or brackish, and saline water intruding from the coast below at some depth. Water levels in anchialine pools often fluctuate with tidal changes due to the coastal location and the connection with the ocean. Anchialine pools are extremely common worldwide especially along neo-tropical coastlines where the geology and aquifer system are relatively young, and there is minimal soil development. Such conditions occur notably where the bedrock is limestone or recently formed volcanic lava. Ecological studies of anchialine ponds frequently identify regionally rare and sometimes endemic species living in them. In Hawai‘i, the pools are home to mostly the ‘ōpae‘ula (Hawaiian shrimp, Halocaridina rubra). To learn more show up next Thursday!
As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theater at the Hanauma Bay Education Center. Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you on Thursday evening! These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.
Just a reminder that our next clean-up will be this Sunday, January 19th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bay. We will supply bags, gloves and cold drinks. Be prepared to pay the $1 parking fee when you arrive, but keep the receipt as we will validate for reimbursement. For residents who plan to use the beach afterwards, please remember to bring proof of residency to avoid admission fees.
The volunteer check-in table will be located on the grass to the left of the main entry terrace (behind the concession stand).
Please let us know if you have any other questions about the event. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing the usual group of enthusiastic volunteers.