Fish

The Ocean is Feeling the Heat

The Ocean is Feeling the Heat

by Lonny LippsettA fever is rising in the ocean. Our rampant burning of fossil fuels has produced a heat-trapping blanket of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere that has warmed the Earth. But the situation would be much worse without ...
New species of Ehu, an important food fish in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands, named after UH biologist

New species of Ehu, an important food fish in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands, named after UH biologist

New species of Ehu, an important food fish in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands, named after UH biologist April 16, 2021 (Honolulu, HI) – A new species of Ehu, or deepwater snapper, was discovered during a research study funded by ...
Derek Kraft

Two Hawai‘i graduate students dive into marine policy in Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2021 (Honolulu, HI) – Two graduate students from Hawai‘i, Derek Kraft and Anita Harrington, were awarded the prestigious 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and recently began their one-year paid fellowship in Washington, D.C. focusing on critical ...
Talassa tilapia image indicating contents on frozen food box.

Tilapia Market Report: American Samoa, 2019

 Introduction From December 2018 to April 2019, 15 retail grocery stores, one fish market, and nine restaurants in American Samoa were surveyed by Hawai‘i Sea Grant Extension Agent Kelley Anderson Tagarino and American Samoa Community College student interns Raijeli Toanivere, ...
Fish caught in the marshall Islands

Interdisciplinary, international partnership formed to address marine pollution in the Marshall Islands

May 31, 2020 Project Contacts: University of Hawaiʻi: Dr. Megan Donahue (donahuem@hawaii.edu); Marshall Islands Liaison, Sea Grant: Max Sudnovsky (msudnovsky@cmi.edu); Press Contact, Sea Grant: Cindy Knapman (lknapman@hawaii.edu, 808-387-7634) (Honolulu, HI) – An interdisciplinary research team from Hawaiʻi and the Republic ...
Google Earth image showing small round brown reefs with brighter rings around them

What can seascape-scale vegetation patterns on coral reefs tell us about reef health?

 Research Projects 2020-2022 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Elizabeth Madin Graduate Fellow: Zackery Rago Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by a variety of human impacts. Fishing is among the most pressing threats to reefs, because it occurs on most reef systems and alters the ...
Microscope image of fish larvae with internal detritus visible

Resolving the Diet of Larval Marine Fishes to Accelerate Aquaculture Opportunities

 Research Projects 2020-2022 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Brian Bowen Graduate Fellow: Emily Conklin, Cassie Kaʻapu-Lyons As the demand for sea food continues to rise, wild stocks are dwindling or disappearing. Meanwhile, the supply of marine ornamental fishes for the aquarium trade faces similar ...
A school of fish swim over a reef

Land-based pollutants on Hawaiian reefs

 Research Projects 2020-2022 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Megan Donahue Co-INVESTIGATORS: Kim Falinski Graduate Fellow: Honour Booth This research will examine land-based pollutants, such as metals and persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs), in coastal ecosystems in Hawaiʻi. Ongoing habitat degradation and coastal development, along with ...
Podcast #10: Metallic Phish

Podcast #10: Metallic Phish

Dr. Megan Donahue and Eileen Nalley look for traces of land-based, metallic pollutants in tissues of commonly eaten reef fishes and the mechanisms involved in their transport from land to fishes. Read more about their project here ...
Layout view of article with a photo of jack randall diving Kwajalein Atoll waters in 1976 and second page has photod of Jack signing one of his many books at a book signing event

Writing the Book on Reef Fish

by Ilima Loomis Richard Pyle recalls joining John “Jack” Randall on a diving expedition in Palau in 1985. Wanting to impress the legendary ichthyologist by discovering a new species of fish, the 18-year-old Pyle scoured the reef for unusual specimens ...