Tag: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers find that large areas of intact coral reef, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity

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Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers identified key and novel components of the molecular “toolkit” that allow corals to build their skeletons and described when these components are used.

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New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Using µCT (micro-computed tomography) scans, UH Mānoa’s Nyssa Silbiger and colleagues were able to calculate detailed bioerosion rates on coral reefs.

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Piggybacking viruses

Piggybacking viruses

April 6, 2016  |  Comments
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In the microscopic life that thrives around coral reefs researchers have discovered an interplay between viruses and microbes that defies conventional wisdom.

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3D Under the Sea selected as finalist in national video competition

3D Under the Sea selected as finalist in national video competition

February 12, 2016  |  Comments
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John Burns’ 3D Under the Sea has been selected as one of nine finalists in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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

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

December 29, 2015  |  Comments
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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.

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Novel tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on commercial ships

Novel tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on commercial ships

December 16, 2015  |  1 Comment
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Scientists are using commercial ships operating in the North Pacific to construct a network of low-cost tsunami sensors to augment existing detection systems.

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Coral reef resiliency research draws high-profile investments

Coral reef resiliency research draws high-profile investments

November 5, 2015  |  4 Comments
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UH Mānoa coral expert Ruth Gates and her team race against time to breed corals that can withstand future ocean conditions.

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Marine biologist Carl Meyer shares insights on recent tiger shark bites

Marine biologist Carl Meyer shares insights on recent tiger shark bites

October 19, 2015  |  2 Comments
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With the recent shark attacks occurring around Hawaiʻi, UH marine biologist Carl Meyer shares some interesting shark facts.

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UH Mānoa undergraduate students make discoveries in Hawaiʻi

UH Mānoa undergraduate students make discoveries in Hawaiʻi

October 13, 2015  |  Comments
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Research by two recent UH Mānoa graduates sheds new light on Hawaiʻi’s past and current natural environment.

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