Let Us Be Wild Slideshow | The Nature Conservancy

“Let Us Be Wild” is a campaign to encourage visitors to keep a safe distance from iconic marine species and to choose a responsible tour operator while in Hawai’i. Source: Let Us Be Wild Slideshow | The Nature Conservancy  

Giving back to our youth, Waianae ocean educational outreach day

We had an awesome afternoon doing an ocean educational outreach presentation for a youth group last Saturday.  We started with a tag team ice breaker-chaser (that cracked everyone up).  Ocean Girl volunteers brought pocket-sized sustainable fish guides for each youth, we learned: correctly ID fish you have caught,  legal-sustainable size,  the seasonal times to eat…

Kona Surf Film Festival returns to the Big Island

The 10th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival announces that film submissions are now being accepted. No fees. No forms. Just send them in for a chance to be shown at the KSFF 10. The deadline for all submissions will be December 15, 2013.

Mahalo Ocean Girl Surf Camp supporters!

Some of the tremendous reef fish we love, Ocean Girls , Surfing Pros and Surfing Legends who support Ocean Girl Project! Next time you see them in the lineup, say Aloha and MAHALO for your courage and stoke!!

World Ocean Day Events on Oahu and International Surf Day

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration! The world’s ocean generates  the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, regulates our climate and provides limitless inspiration (not…

Reefs at Risk, World Resources Institute Reports

(CNN) — Human activity and climate change have left about 75% of the world’s coral reefs threatened, putting the livelihoods of many countries that depend on the ocean ecosystems at risk, according to a report released this week. Local threats such as overfishing, coastal development, and watershed- and marine-based pollution are responsible for the immediate…

Ocean Girls love Ocean Defender, Protecting, Educating, Preserving!

In Hawaii we have about 600 different species of tropical reef fish and 25 % of those are endemic ( found nowhere else in the world but here ). Our fish in Hawaii are very special. Have you ever wondered how our fish got here or where did they come from? Let’s start by learning about this.

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.