Voice of the Sea Season 5

Voice of the Sea is broadcast on TV in Hawaiʻi, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia, and The Marshall Islands. Click on the episodes below to watch Voice of the Sea full episodes or 30 second promos. Voice of the Sea is also available on our YouTube channel and Vimeo page.

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Water Resources Research

Water Resources Research

In this episode, we see fresh water from new perspectives as we take a look at some of the Water Resources Research Center's work to better understand the unique water and wastewater management problems that we face in the Pacific ...
Designing Future Coastal Communities

Designing Future Coastal Communities

In this episode, we’re at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s School of Architecture. We’re looking at projects designed to help coastal O’ahu communities adapt to climate change and sea level rise. We talk to students, researchers and faculty about ...
Engineering Tsunami Resilience

Engineering Tsunami Resilience

In this episode of Voice of the Sea, we investigate how engineers study and design buildings to withstand destructive forces, like tsunamis. We’ll learn about the dangers to Hawai’i, the plan for vertical evacuation in Honolulu, and the new building ...
Are You Ocean Literate?

Are You Ocean Literate?

In this special episode of Voice of the Sea, we take a look at what it means to be ocean literate. The ocean regulates our weather and climate. It supplies food, medicine, minerals, and energy resources. Our environment, economy, and ...
Adapting Culture to Climate Change

Adapting Culture to Climate Change

In this episode, we’re learning how scientists, cultural practitioners, and community members are working together to understand and adapt to the effects of climate change. We investigate the relationship between a changing environment and water quality in local fishponds as ...
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Climate From the Mountains to the Past

In this episode, we profile some of the work done by the Pacific Island Climate Adaptation Science Center — who partners with communities across the Pacific to enact solutions that help people adapt to their changing climates. We talk to researchers ...
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Human Assisted Corals

In this episode, we’re investigating how assisted evolution is increasing the resilience of corals in the Ruth Gates Lab at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, which is internationally famous for this cutting-edge research. We’ll talk to the Gates Lab ...
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HIMB Technology

In this episode we’re learning about the technology that researchers at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology use to study genetic relationships, conduct long term experiments, and remotely assess the health of coral reefs. — Season 5, Episode 6.  30 second ...
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Visiting the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology

In this episode, we travel to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) with students from the Kulia Marine Science Club. HIMB is a world leader in research to understand and conserve tropical marine ecosystems. In recent years, HIMB has also ...
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Origins of Hawaiian Reef Fishes

In this episode, we journey to the island of Okinawa and the Kiritimati atoll with Dr. Brian Bowen’s lab at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology—collecting DNA samples to better understand the origins and present-day connectivity of Hawaiian reef fishes ...
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Fish Origins Revealed in DNA

In this episode, we’re investigating the origins of Hawaiian reef fishes with Dr. Brian Bowen’s lab at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. The Hawaiian islands are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Basin and far away from other coral ...
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The Rise and Fall of Marine Invertebrates

In this special episode, we’re investigating the rise and fall of marine invertebrates. Populations of animals like snails, sea stars, and sea urchins are known to increase dramatically and die-off suddenly. Sometimes, the population explosion is harmful to the environment—like ...
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Marine Debris

In this episode, we’re learning about marine debris—the problems and issues as well as what our island communities are doing to combat the problem. We’ll visit the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, a grass-roots micro plastic clean-up effort on Kauai, ...

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