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Live streaming exploration of deepwater areas of Samoa

Live streaming exploration of deepwater areas of Samoa

The expedition will sample volcanoes at different stages in their development, including the young active volcano, Vailuluʻu, and the older Samoan volcanic feature that defines the island of Tutuila.

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hottest, most buoyant hotspots draw from primordial reservoir deep in the Earth

Hottest, most buoyant hotspots draw from primordial reservoir deep in the Earth

Findings in Nature journal are based on original 2012 study by UH Manoa geologist Jasper Konter.

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
UH Mānoa receives top international ranking for earth and environmental sciences

UH Mānoa receives top international ranking for earth and environmental sciences

Research in ocean and marine sciences along with geology, geophysics and mineral physics and climate sciences contributed to the Nature Index ranking.

February 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
UH Mānoa oceanographer Craig Smith awarded 2016 Senckenberg Prize

UH Mānoa oceanographer Craig Smith awarded 2016 Senckenberg Prize

Craig Smith’s research led to the recognition of the importance of whale carcasses as special habitats contributing to the diversity the deep-sea fauna.

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
New study revises estimate of the greatest mass extinction

New study revises estimate of the greatest mass extinction

The research by UH Mānoa’s Steven Stanley introduces new methods for calculating mass extinction and provides a more accurate picture of the history of life on Earth.

February 6, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
New ocean observations improve understanding of motion

New ocean observations improve understanding of motion

UH Mānoa oceanographer Bo Qiu determined limitations of using sea level height to calculate ocean circulation.

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
NOAA designates Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

NOAA designates Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

The estuarine reserve protects a section of an estuary and provides a living laboratory to explore and understand the important areas where rivers meet the sea.

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Mia Delano and Kaitlyn Nelson conducted research on coral’s tolerance to changing ocean conditions and the vulnerability of Hawaiʻi communities to projected sea level rise.

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi may successfully sequester carbon in soil

Potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi may successfully sequester carbon in soil

PLOS ONE study finds that two potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi—sugarcane and napiergrass—may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere,

January 13, 2017 | By | 9 Replies More
Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopods

Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopods

Scientists discover new octopod species which may be at risk from deep-sea mining.

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More