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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.

09 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening April 11 – Meeting the Energy Needs of Hawai`i Residents by Peter Rosegg

Just a reminder! On Thursday evening April 11th, 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. The month will focus on living sustainably in recognition of Earth Day. We have identified four main focus areas that include: water, energy, food security, and waste. We will focus a Thursday evening program during this month on each of these topics.

Thursday April 11,

Meeting the Energy Needs of Hawai‘i Residents

Peter Rosegg, Corporate Communications, Hawaiian Electric Company

Mr. Rosegg will discuss initiatives the Hawaiian Electric Company has initiated to meet the growing energy demands of an increasing population.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.

23 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

HB Thurs 2/28: Translocation as a Tool for Conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal (Tracy Wurth)

Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,

On Thursday evening February 28th, 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 February 28,

Translocation as a Tool for Conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Tracy Wurth, Biologist, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center – Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

The deteriorating demographic status of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal has motivated renewed and expanded proposals for conservation action, including translocation of seals to improve survival. Over the past three decades, numerous monk seal translocations have been conducted with a variety of objectives, including mitigating shark predation and conspecific male aggression, reducing human–seal interactions, and taking advantage of favorable foraging habitats to improve survival. To learn more simply show up on Thursday evening!

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.

(From Shawn Carrier, Outreach Education Specialist, UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program)

13 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT FOCUS: Meet Jean Carr, The Volunteer

Meet Jean Carr, The Volunteer:

A great deal of high level environmental protection activity and service to patrons occurs at Hanauma Bay that wouldn’t be possible without a cadre of dedicated volunteers.  A recent article in the online newspaper Honolulu Civil Beat featured one such volunteer, Jean Carr, who has been a docent with Sea Grant’s Hanauma Bay Education Program since 1990.  Jean also volunteers at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Click HERE to learn more about this fascinating person, what drives her to dedicate her time to serving others, and how she has gain life-long benefits from the experience.

 

28 January 2013 ~ Comments Off

The Perceptions of Coastal Resource Managers in Hawai‘i: The Current Situation and Outlook for the Future

Shawn Carrier, Outreach Specialist, UH Sea Grant’s Hanauma Bay Education Program

This presentation highlights my graduate thesis research that looked to identify significant threats to Hawai‘i’s coastal resources, challenges and barriers to management, and ways to enable effective solutions. The research was undertaken with the vision of being able to support the daily decisions of resource managers, policy makers, and funding agencies that work collaboratively to protect our coastal resources. It was suggested that this work could serve as a model in regards to how science can support management as it is easily reproduced at a low cost. To learn more join us on Thursday evening.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.

18 January 2013 ~ Comments Off

Global Diversity and Marine Protected Areas by Dr. Camilo Mora

On Thursday evening January 24th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program resumes its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Thursday January 24,

Global Diversity and Marine Protected Areas

Dr. Camilo Mora, Assistant Professor, Geography Department, UHM

Ever wonder if marine protected areas are successful in preserving biodiversity? Are they really effective? This presentation highlights the unique nature of biodiversity, its considerable decline and the lack of efficient strategies to reverse such a trend in the near horizon. The sharp contrasts between the decline of ecosystem services and increasing human demand suggest that such services will soon fall short and exacerbate critical problems of human welfare. Dr. Mora evaluated hundreds of marine protected areas globally to try to answer these difficult questions and the results may surprise you! To learn more join us on Thursday evening.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.

08 January 2013 ~ Comments Off

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening Jan 10

Happy New Year! On Thursday evening January 10th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program resumes its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Thursday January 10,

Climate change and how it will impact Hawai‘i in the future

Dr. Steven Businger, Professor, Department of Meteorology, University of Hawai‘i Mānoa

For the past ten years, Dr. Businger has been active in researching the evolution and structure of destructive atmospheric storms, including: frontal cyclones, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms. An initial focus of his work was on cold-air cyclogenesis and arctic hurricanes. More recently research has focused on the structure of the inflow layer of tropical hurricanes and the development of a hurricane balloon instrument platform. He has also been active in research on the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to monitor the atmosphere.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.

10 December 2012 ~ Comments Off

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening December 13 – Voyage of the Lonely Turtle, a film produced for PBS by Nature

Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,

On Thursday evening December 13th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program resumes its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Although the nature preserve will be closed to the public during the day for repaving of the parking lot, I have been assured it will be ready to conduct our Thursday evening program.  

Thursday December 13,

Voyage of the Lonely Turtle

A film produced for PBS by Nature

A solitary loggerhead turtle in the middle of a vast ocean may not sound like an adventure film, but stick with her. Along her 9,000-mile voyage to nest, our loggerhead tour guide in Voyage of the Lonely Turtle encounters hammerhead sharks, deep ocean tempests, and man-made death traps in the form of fishing nets and hooks. Her body of well-suited armor and specialized adaptations for deep-ocean dwelling will help the sea turtle evade many of the ocean’s menaces. But this is just one set of challenges to overcome. Here is another: she must find her way across the Pacific, from Mexico to a small stretch of beach in Japan, a precise location that she has been to just once before, as a two-inch hatchling, decades ago.

Researchers have learned a great deal about how this curious creature could make such a phenomenal voyage. Some of the most valuable information was gained from a single voyage. Scientist Wallace J. Nichols released the captive loggerhead turtle, Adelita, into the Pacific a decade ago. Over the course of a year, Adelita did what no sea turtle had ever done before, she took researchers and turtle enthusiasts along on her journey, to her beach, to nest. Since then, researchers have shed much light on how sea turtles like loggerheads navigate the astounding trip. One of the more fascinating aspects of this navigation is the turtle’s use of magnetic mapping to chart its course. 

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org