Beach Clean Up Sat April 2nd Join Us!

Ocean Girl Project- Beach Clean UP posted: Mar 31, 2011 7:52 AM HST Updated: Mar 31, 2011 8:12 AM HST   Click image to enlarge HONOLULU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) – In honor of Earth Day, Ocean Girl Project Sustainable Surf Camp for girls is organizing a beach clean up on Saturday April 2nd 2011 at Kaupo…

Marine Debris Art and Awareness – Free Events

Marine debris becomes art in the hands of the dedicated By Susan Scott The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference is being held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort this week. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United Nations Environment Program, this meeting gathers international scientists, industry representatives, government managers, policymakers, private…

Coral reefs ‘could disappear in our children’s lifetime’

For me, an Australian marine scientist who has spent the past 40 years working on reefs the world over, these threats were of real concern, but their implications were limited in time or in space or both. Although crown-of-thorns starfish can certainly devastate reefs, the impacts of sediments, nutrients and habitat loss have usually been of greater concern, and I have been repeatedly shocked by the destruction I have witnessed.