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King Crabs Threatening Antarctica Seafloor

A recent study by Mānoa’s Craig Smith indicates that one species of king crab has established a large, reproductive population in the Palmer Deep along the west Antarctic Peninsula.

New Ocean Acidification Hypothesis Presented

Paul Jokiel, a researcher at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, has come up with a new explanation for the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs.

Genetic Link to Mesothelioma Discovered

University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer.

Researcher Leads Precise Effort to Count Species

Mānoa researcher Camilo Mora leads a precise and innovative effort to count the species on Earth.

Partnership Expands Shark Research In Palau

An international team has joined together to deploy and operate an array of acoustic devices to monitor the movement of sharks in the waters of Palau.

2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released

According to the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book Hawaiʻi ranks 26th in key indicators of child health and well-being.

First Light Shines at ALOHA Cabled Observatory

University of Hawai&$699;i ALOHA Cabled Observatory came to life, extending electric power and the Internet over a retired seafloor telecommunications cable.

East Africa’s Climate Under El Niño Examined

UH Mānoa’s Axel Timmermann co-authors a study on East Africa’s climate under El Nino in the Aug. 5 issue of Science.

Researcher Examines Ongoing Global Biodiversity Loss

Continuing international reliance on a strategy of setting aside land and marine territories as protected areas is insufficient to stem global biodiversity loss, according to Mānoa’s Camilo Mora and United Nations University’s Peter Sale

Oceanographer Looks at Human Impact on the Deep Sea

Human activities are increasingly affecting deep-sea habitats, resulting in the potential for biodiversity loss.

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