Author Archive: Marcie Grabowski

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How bacteria induce settling and transformation of marine larvae investigated

How bacteria induce settling and transformation of marine larvae investigated

An $870,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will help UH researchers study the settling of larvae of marine invertebrate animals.

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
New experiments determine effective treatments for box jelly stings

New experiments determine effective treatments for box jelly stings

UH Mānoa researchers developed an array of highly innovative experiments to allow scientists to safely test first-aid measures used for box jellyfish stings.

January 19, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Honolulu Cookie Company and HIMB partner to save stranded whales and dolphins

Honolulu Cookie Company and HIMB partner to save stranded whales and dolphins

Honolulu Cookie Company to donate $5,000 and call for public support to the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology’ Marine Mammal Stranding Research and Rescue Initiative.

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids

Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids

A new study revealed that Vibrio fischeri has a novel type of receptors that sense the presence and concentration of fatty acids, a building block of all cell membranes.

December 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Novel tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on commercial ships

Novel tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on commercial ships

Scientists are using commercial ships operating in the North Pacific to construct a network of low-cost tsunami sensors to augment existing detection systems.

December 16, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Evidence for both mixing and layering of Earth’s interior clarifies long-standing debate

Evidence for both mixing and layering of Earth’s interior clarifies long-standing debate

A new study suggests that mixing due to mantle flow occurs on a global scale, but discrete layers where material with similar composition has aggregated are maintained.

December 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
La Nina is not helping Hawaiʻi’s rainfall and groundwater

La Nina is not helping Hawaiʻi’s rainfall and groundwater

New research determined that the relationship between La Niña and rainfall in Hawaiʻi has changed and recent La Niña years have brought less-than-normal rainfall.

November 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Modeling vog for Hawaiʻi

Modeling vog for Hawaiʻi

UH researchers detail the development and utility of a computer model for the dispersion of volcanic smog or “vog.”

November 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
New research predicts bedrock weathering based on surface topography

New research predicts bedrock weathering based on surface topography

Researchers discover a new way to predict the spatial extent of bedrock weathering.

November 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
UH Mānoa postdoctoral researcher named outstanding young scientist

UH Mānoa postdoctoral researcher named outstanding young scientist

UH Mānoa postdoctoral researcher Malte Stuecker recognized with European Geosciences Union award.

November 6, 2015 | By | Reply More