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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Website Launched

Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology launched a new website showcasing the science from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership.

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.

Researcher Discovers Mitochondria Share an Ancestor with SAR11

A recent study by researchers at UH Mānoa and Oregon State University provides strong evidence that mitochondria, an organelle found in all eukaryotic cells, share a common evolutionary ancestor with a lineage of marine bacteria known as SAR11

Scientist Discover Hawaiʻi Not Evolutionary Dead End

Mānoa Postdoctoral Fellow Chris Bird and researchers at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology have shown that Hawaiʻi hosts three limpets that defy classification as dead-enders.

New Tiger Shark Hunting Technique Discovered

In a joint research effort between Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, University of Tokyo, the Japanese National Institute of Polar Research and the University of Florida, scientists have shed new light on the hunting behavior of tiger sharks

HIMB’s New Microscope Powerful Tool for Marine Research

Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology unveiled a new instrument to examine biological samples, a modular laser scanning (confocal) microscope.

Researchers Find Pollution Forms Invisible Barrier for Marine Life

HIMB’s Robert Toonen and Jon Puritz examine sea star to test whether the sewage discharge and urban runoff sources were affecting the genetic structure of this species.

Listing of Rare Hawaiian Coral Species Called into Question

Researchers at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology have made a remarkable new discovery. In 2009, 83 rare corals were petitioned to be listed under the United States Endangered Species Act. If the listing is granted, it will afford higher protection and designate critical habitat for these corals but are all the species on this list really species?

Coral Algae Discovered at Never Seen Depths

Researchers at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology made a remarkable new discovery—the presence of algae in black coral species collected between 10 and 396 meters.

First Frozen Repository For Hawaiian Coral Created

Scientists Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and the Smithsonian Institution have created the first frozen bank for Hawaiian corals in an attempt to protect them from extinction and to preserve their diversity in Hawaiʻi.

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