Books - several books on Hawaii's reefs and
marine life from SEAGRANT. (Note: requires Adobe
Acrobat, available at the site)
National Defense Center for excellence for research
in ocean sciences.
Erosion and Beach Loss
Brochure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources
explaining the causes and degree of damage to Oahu's
A comprehensive site about Hawaii's coral reefs, marine
animals and research.
The east and south facing beaches are sometimes invaded
by box jellyfish (Sea Wasp) and Portuguese Man-of-War.
Best to stay out of the water when they're around!
- Fish Information Network
Archive of information for aquarium enthusiasts.
Has useful Marine
Fish Guide and Freshwater
- "the dog that runs in the rough (seas)".
Find out about our endangered marine mammal. From the
pen and brush of artist Patrick Ching.
Wildlife: Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and Seals
An on-line course about marine wildlife in Hawai`i.
Discusses species, habitat, ecology, and threats from
a Hawaiian perspective. Good photos!
Data Buoy Center
Station information and coastal regional map for Hawaii
Ocean Atlas of Hawaii
SOEST publication from the University of Hawaii provides
a description of the ocean around Hawai'i - marine climate,
water properties, currents, tides, waves.
The technology for generating electricity from different
ocean temperatures is known as "ocean thermal energy
conversion. From DBEDT.
of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology
This is a jumping off point for a wealth of well-presented
scientific information, from the University of Hawaii
our Seas - SOS
Kaua`i's own home-grown environmental activitism
and educational organization. Has newsletters and information
about annual Kaua`i Clean Oceans Conference.
SeaWeb is Hawaii's ocean law and policy network.
Contains links and information on the State Ocean Resources
Management Plan (ORMP).
A site devoted to marine turtles.
is the Green Flash?
Peter Michaud, Bishop Museum Planetarium Manager, explains
what it is and how to safely watch for it.
earned its common name from its swimming style, in which
its arched, or humped, back lifts out of the water.
But to many scientists, the humpback's flukes are a
far more interesting part of the whale's body. That's
because each whale has uniquely shaped and colored tail
fins that can be used to identify specific whales.
shape and color pattern on the humpback whale's dorsal
fin and fluke (tail) are as individual in each animal
as are fingerprints in humans.
in all the world's oceans, most populations of humpback
whales follow a regular migration route, summering in
temperate and polar waters for feeding, and wintering
in tropical waters for mating and calving.