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Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Blog

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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.
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“Can I Get a Straw?”

The Disposable Food Ware Ordinance is a momentous step forward for the City and County of Honolulu, but Hawaiʻi Sea Grant intern Frankki Ramirez has some lingering questions about our best way forward in combatting single-use plastics.
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Finding inspiration in the desert: Personal reflections from COP

Mariana Rocha de Souza, one of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant's 2022 Knauss Fellows, shares thoughts on her amazing experience of attending COP27, this year's UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Resilience reports are for the birds: How the seabirds of Lalo are inspiring holistic decision-making

Connecting personally with a protected area is the best way to start the process of saving it. Come read how a trip to Tern Island helped 2021 Grau Fellow Kilo Kaʻawa-Gonzales re-evaluate his understanding of resilience and management.