Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Blog

Four tiny plankton shells show stages of degradation

Changing ocean chemistry, bubbling under the surface

More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means more in the oceans, too, which alters marine chemistry and endangers marine life. Come read about how Hawaiʻi is developing plans to combat ocean acidification.
Beth Lenz (masked) poses for a selfie on a path to the White House

Knauss 2020: A coral biologist in Washington

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 Hawaiʻi Sea Grant's 2020 Knauss Fellow.
Three-foot high wooden walls enclose a small plot of soil and plants.

When the Unmentionable becomes Unavoidable

Wastewater is a fact of life we tend to shy away from. But with sea-level rise compromising many coastal cesspools, attention (and legislation) has focused on the larger cesspool issue in Hawaiʻi. Read more about our 2020 Grau Fellow’s experience working on this unmentionable problem.
flying drone

Wai, from mauka to makai

New technology can to help detect hidden waters that carry unwanted contaminants into Kāneʻohe Bay, according to Michael Mathioudakis. Come read about his efforts to help trace submarine groundwater discharge as one part of managing Hawaiʻi’s critical coastal resources.
Graphic saying "The Plans"

Hawaiʻi Coastal Resilience at PRiMO 2020

Hawaiʻi Sea Grant helped to organize an interactive session for the 2020 PRiMO Conference on coastal resilience planning across the islands. Come inside to read about the event from the perspective of one of our Grau Fellows!
Thumbnail image of yellow buoy floating in blue Hawaiian waters

Carbon dioxide measurements on the Oʻahu Coast

More CO2 in the air means more dissolved in the oceans. But how much and what its affects will be are matters of concern. Read this blog from one of our graduate fellows about her role in investigating CO2 in the waters around Oʻahu.