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Voice of the Sea Season 7

Voice of the Sea is broadcast on TV in Hawaiʻi, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia, and The Marshall Islands. Click on the episodes below to watch Voice of the Sea full episodes or 30 second trailers. Voice of the Sea is also available on our YouTube channel and Vimeo page.

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Collage for Voice of the Sea featuring a scientist looking at microbes, Kanesa standing beside a cesspool, a Cinderella toilet and a man with a backwards cap on

Cesspool Solutions

We’re investigating new alternatives for small-scale wastewater treatment—to help stop the daily leakage of 53 million gallons of sewage from cesspools across Hawaiʻi. We learn about microbes that help clean water, and microbes used to track the source of pollution ...
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Virtually Exploring the Abyssal Plains

We’re exploring the deep ocean with students and teachers as they go to sea aboard the research vessel Kilo Moana. Even in this time of coronavirus, scientists and students continue their exploration of the abyssal plains, collecting some amazing organisms, ...
A kiwikiu sits perched on a branch

Saving the Kiwikiu: Part 2

We’re talking about the progress and plans to help save the kiwikiu — a critically endangered Maui forest bird that eats insects from the bark of Native Hawaiian trees, like Koa and Oʻhia. The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project has ...
A jellyfish floats through the water, with the EXPORTS logo on the left hand side

EXPORTS 3: Tracing Carbon Flow to the Deep Sea

We’re analyzing data from the EXPORTS project with researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi, the University of Miami, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the University of California Santa Barbara. EXPORTS is a joint investigation, ...
A caution sign sits by a pool of water reading 'high bacteria levels found in ocean and stream...may cause illness'

Cesspool Issues Rising

We're learning about the link between cesspools, ground water, and the ocean. Research shows direct connections from cesspools to contamination in our groundwater and nearshore environment. Hawaiʻi has more than 88,000 cesspools, discharging over 50 million gallons of waste each ...
Map of all cesspools that exist in Hawaii

Cesspool Contamination Revealed by Invasive Algae

We're learning how invasive algae are being used to detect cesspool contamination across Hawaiʻi. Cesspools are leaching excess nutrients into the environment, contaminating our water systems, and negatively affecting the growth of algae and coral reefs. Hawaiʻi has less than ...
Hanauma Bay at sunrise

Hanauma Bay

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, ...
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Careers in Aquaculture

We revisit the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center. The center provides hand-on experience for students in aquaculture and aquaponics. The center is more than just a place of learning; it grows ornamental fish, food ...
Voice of the Sea logo overlaid on an image of coral

Coral Restoration Nursery

We're learning about the science and application of coral restoration. Researchers, at the DAR Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center and Coral Restoration Nursery, collect corals from construction sites, shipwrecks, and other opportunistic situations for study and research. Corals are brought to ...
Deep Sea Algae

Deep Sea Algae

Weʻre learning about algae that grows in deep sea environments, called mesophotic reefs. Beyond the reach of conventional scuba, mesophotic reefs receive just enough sunlight for algae to grow and photosynthesize. Deep sea corals, other invertebrates, and fishes also inhabit ...

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