Sea Turtles: Is the Future Female?
Are sea turtles destined to turn all female? This video documents cutting edge research that discovers alarming trends as global temperatures rise, and fewer male turtles are hatching from the nesting beaches.
Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtles: One of the World's Most Endangered Sea Turtle Populations
Scientists are focusing their research on the Hawaiian hawksbill sea turtle in an effort to bring back the endangered population and are making some new discoveries.
Repairing the Reef: West Hawai’i Focuses on Habitat
On Hawai’i Island, NOAA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy, local communities, government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses to restore habitat and improve coral reef health along with other natural and cultural resources.
Hawaiian Monk Seal Rehabilitation
It takes a partnership with NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard and private citizens to transport the sick and injured Monk seals from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to Ke Kai Ola marine mammal hospital in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
If You See a Whale, Do This
OLE warns about dangers of whale watching and reminds viewers to remain at least 100 yards away from marine mammals.
Oyster Farming in a Hawaiian Fishpond, Featuring Ku'uipo McCarty
Oyster aquaculture is back in Hawaii. Kualoa Ranch has successfully raised harvestable oysters for the first time in Hawaii in 27 years, and did it using a traditional Hawaiian fishpond. Hear about it firsthand from farm manager, Ku'uipo McCarty.
Field Update: Surveying Bottomfish in Hawaii
How do we count fish in Hawaii? One way NOAA Fisheries does this is by using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with special cameras that capture underwater video in 3D. In the lab, scientists can review the video to count and measure the fish.
National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy
Saltwater recreational fishing is an important thread in the social, cultural, and economic fabric of coastal communities. NOAA is committed to fostering and enhancing sustainable, high quality recreational fisheries and public access to them.
TIES THAT BIND: Hawai‘i in the Pacific