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Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Blog

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Navigating the depths of marine policy: My Knauss Fellowship experience

Emily Young shares her multi-layered experiences from her 2023 Knauss Fellowship, serving at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
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How the Knauss Fellowship has shaped my view of science

Sarah Tucker shares how her 2023 Knauss Fellowship taught her more than she expected, from Washington D.C. events to the frigid waters of the Arctic.
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Lahaina Strong: The strength of community through Community Resilience Hubs

2022 Grau Fellow Cuong Tran, who grew up in Lahaina, reflects on the wildfire tragedy on Maui in August and his coincidental fellowship work on disaster preparedness.
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A Knauss Fellow’s perspective of the 45th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

Join Gina Selig as she shares her 2023 Knauss Fellowship experience of having a front row seat to ongoing efforts to protect Antarctica’s unique ecosystems.
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A journey from Brazil to DC, via Hawaiʻi: My experience as a Knauss Fellow

Each year, the National Sea Grant College Program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative or executive branches of government in Washington, D.C. for the prestigious Knauss Fellowship. Read about the experience of one of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant's 2022 Knauss Fellows.
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Bohemian Behemoths: Kinks in the Animal Kingdom

In the wondrous, unconfined spaces of the ocean, animals have evolved a wild variety of body shapes and sizes, behaviors, and interactions, particularly when it comes to sex. Join Grad Fellow Paolo Marra-Biggs in this exploration of some of his favorite examples.