Tag: biology

BOFFFFs—big, old, fat, fertile, female fish—sustain fisheries

BOFFFFs—big, old, fat, fertile, female fish—sustain fisheries

October 24, 2014  |  Comments
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A study co-authored by UH Mānoa’s Mark Hixon suggests that large female fish are essential for replenishing fishery stocks.

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UH Hilo researcher studies bat behavior near wind turbines

UH Hilo researcher studies bat behavior near wind turbines

October 13, 2014  |  Comments
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A study co-authored by UH Hilo scientist Marcos Gorresen shows that wind turbines pose a threat to tree-roosting bats.

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Invasive algae, pollution cause lethal tumors on sea turtles

Invasive algae, pollution cause lethal tumors on sea turtles

October 7, 2014  |  Comments
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UH Manoa and NOAA scientists identify invasive algal blooms triggered by land-based pollution as probable cause of tumor growth in green sea turtles.

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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

August 18, 2014  |  1 Comment
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A study led by UH Mānoa’s Peter Marko discovers that seafood mislabeling can disguise geographic origin, one of the most important factors in mercury levels.

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Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all

Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all

August 1, 2014  |  Comments
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Scientists at the UH Manoa have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing ciguatoxin poisoning may be unfounded.

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Waterproof tablet project earns international recognition for graduate student

Waterproof tablet project earns international recognition for graduate student

April 4, 2014  |  Comments
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A novel proposal by UH Mānoa zoology graduate student John Burns has earned him a coveted spot as a finalist in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

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National Science Foundation renews UH Hilo’s $5 million CREST grant

National Science Foundation renews UH Hilo’s $5 million CREST grant

March 28, 2014  |  Comments
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Hilo’s Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Program has been awarded a second $5 million grant for interdisciplinary study of climate change.

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Marine tubeworms need nudge to transition from larvae state

Marine tubeworms need nudge to transition from larvae state

January 13, 2014  |  Comments
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Researchers at UH Mānoa’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind the biofouling buildup.

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Could hybrid ecosystems save native forests in Hawaii?

Could hybrid ecosystems save native forests in Hawaii?

November 12, 2013  |  2 Comments
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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo researchers test new hybrid ecosystems as a way to save Hawaiʻi’s low elevation native forests.

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State-of-the-art biology building open for learning

State-of-the-art biology building open for learning

August 8, 2013  |  2 Comments
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Edmondson Hall features newly renovated teaching and research laboratories for UH Mānoa’s biology program.

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