University of Hawaii System newsletter

Russian Tall Ship Searching for Tsunami Debris

Mānoa’s International Pacific Research Center searching for tsunami debris.

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.

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.

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 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

Mānoa Recognizes Teaching

Four Mānoa faculty members—Steve Businger, Alison Conner, Charles Fletcher and Wendell Kekailoa Perry—have each been presented with a 2011 UH Mānoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching.

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.

Hawaiian Hotspot Discovery Published

Small-scale convection at the base of the Pacific plate has been simulated in a model of mantle plume dynamics, enabling researchers to explain the complex set of observations at the Hawaiian hotspot, according to a new study posted online in the June 26 edition of Nature Geoscience.

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