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Born is the Coral Polyp, A Creation Story from Hawai’i


Malia K. Evans, NOAA’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Wai’anae, Hawai’i Emerging from the deep darkness was the tiny coral polyp, the first life form born in the Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creation story. The 2,100 line chant establishes and reaffirms the family relationships Native Hawaiians maintain to the natural environment, to each other and to our…

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Designed to Survive: Prepare Your Home to Withstand Storms

Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, NOAA’s Hawai’i Sea Grant, Honolulu, HI Large storms can bring destructive winds, rain, flooding, and storm surge. What materials or designs help your house survive a storm? How can homes be built, or modified, to keep people dry and safe during strong storms? Join University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant educator, scientist, and…

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It Takes a Village to Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Stacie Robinson, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI and Wendy Marks, the Marine Mammal Center in Kona, HI Did you know that Hawaiʻi is home to the world’s only tropical seal – the Hawaiian monk seal? You’ll learn about these highly endangered marine mammals, where they live, and the conservation efforts…

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Minutes Matter: Nature’s Warning Signs for Tsunami

Cindi Preller, NOAA’s National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i May 22, 2020, marks the 60th year since the 1960 Great Chilean earthquake, the largest ever measured at magnitude 9.5, which wreaked havoc across the entire Pacific Basin. Earthquakes and tsunamis have been happening globally since our planet was born. One of…

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Following ‘Ō‘io: The Life of Hawaiian Bonefishes

Keith Kamikawa, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office in Honolulu, Hawai’i It’s easy to follow friends and family who are important to us through social media. But there is no Facebook for fish. So how do we keep track of fish species that are important to our fisheries? Hawai‘i is home to two species of…

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Stories in the Stone: Archaeology in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Malia Evans, NOAA’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawai’i Take a journey to the most isolated archipelago in the world to learn how ancestral Hawaiians shared ecological and cultural observations and knowledge across time and space. This presentation and hands-on activity will explore the stones of this storied landscape, and the oral traditions and…

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