We explore above and below the water at Hanauma Bay—one of the most unique marine protected areas in the world. We talk to the education staff to learn how Hawaiʻi residents, visitors, and school groups can learn about fishes, corals, limu and the bay itself, both in person and online! Then, we chat with researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi who are working to understand the ecology of the bay, how it is impacted by visitors, and how the coronavirus pandemic is providing Hanauma Bay with an unanticipated period of rest—and how they are going to continue their research.
The Thursday night Hanauma Talks are available worldwide via their YouTube channel, and the bay is always looking for more volunteers—get involved today!
- Hanauma Bay Education Program
- Hanauma Bay on Facebook
- On Social: @HanaumaBayEducation
- Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
- The Science Happening During Hanauma Bay’s COVID-19 Rest
- Civil Beat article: The Coronavirus Has Been Good For Hanauma Bay
- Star Advertiser article: Hawaii Researchers are studying whether human activity has a negative impact on fish and the reef at Hanauma Bay
- UH News: Without visitors, Hanauma Bay conditions improve
- UH News: Hanauma Bay water clarity significantly improves without visitors
- Mālama Maunalua — Volunteer to help take care of Oʻahu’s East Side!