A Monthful Of Graduate Research At Hanauma

Wednesday - November 03, 2010
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will host presentations this month from graduate students doing research through the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Program.

The free public lecture program begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday (except Thanksgiving) in the park theater on the following dates:

Nov. 4 - Austin Barnes discusses “An Introduction to Waimea Bay Beach Morphology”; also Bradley Romine on “Hawaii’s Disappearing Beaches” and Katharine Smith on “Can Internal Tidal Bores Help Explain Coral Distribution in Hanauma Bay?”

Nov. 11 - Yoshiki Yamazaki discusses “Understanding the 2009 Samoa Tsunami: Investigation at Tutuila, American Samoa”; also Sherril Leon-Soon (topic be announced); Michelle Gaither on “Introduced Species: What Genetics Can Tell Us”; and Michelle Heinecke on “Copepods of Kaneohe Bay.”

Nov. 18 - Rebecca Briggs discusses “Biogeo-chemical Cycling at Heeia Fishponds”; also Jacque Kelly on “Submarine Groundwater discharge in Pearl Harbor”; Matt Iacchei on “A Preliminary Look at the Effects of ‘Opihi Size and Density on Intertidal Limu Communities”; and John Burns on “Investigating the Impacts of Disease on Coral Reef Health and Function.”

UH Sea Grant supports innovative research, extension, education, and communication services toward the improved understanding and stewardship of coastal and marine resources.

For lecture details, call Shawn Carrier at 397-5840.

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