Stories tagged "ocean"

News reports from the coral front

January 4th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Scientists find algae in deep water corals and rethink coral taxonomy while colleagues work to preserve coral species.

Scientists turn to the ocean to counter cancer

January 3rd, 2011 | by Malamalama Contributor | 3 Comments

College of Pharmacy research looks at marine compounds as potential new anti-cancer drugs.

C-MORE Hale supports microbe research

October 27th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | 2 Comments

New facility will support microbial oceanography research on essential marine bacteria and viruses.

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Pioneering professor is first lady of limu

October 21st, 2010 | by Jennifer Crites | 8 Comments

Isabella Abbott has discovered and named over 200 algae.

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Leeward waters best for OTEC energy production

October 19th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Ocean thermal energy conversion technology is most efficient in cooler leeward waters.

Widespread eyes give hammerheads broad visual range

April 14th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Scientists have long speculated on the evolutionary advantage of a hammerhead shark’s widespread eyes. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa zoologist Timothy Tricas and two Florida Atlantic University colleagues developed a vision test to find out.

Marine Debris Awareness Month

October 9th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

The Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education program, in partnership with the Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaiʻi (B.E.A.C.H.), hosts a series of lectures about the pervasive problem of marine debris.

Algae vs. Greenhouse Gasses

August 29th, 2008 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

What if tiny ocean organisms could whisk away excess greenhouse gasses? It’s a big idea to deal with a big problem, which is why Discovery Channel included a University of Hawaiʻi research cruise in the inaugural lineup of its new series, Discovery Project Earth.