In October 2017, two visitors from the U.S. mainland sparked outrage when they posted a photo of themselves holding a Hawaiian green sea turtle (honu) on a Hawaiâi Island beach. The caption of the photo boasted: âMissing the time we risked a $20,000 f
Can you imagine a 1,200-mile commute? Every year, many green sea turtles (or honu as they are locally known in Hawaiâi) make the 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) round-trip migration from foraging habitats in the main Hawaiian Islands to reproduce and nest
The NOAA Ship HiÊ»ialakai is departing on a 19-day research expedition in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in support of Hawaiian monk seal and green sea turtle research and recovery activities.
Our biologists have been deployed at fiel
The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed on a 24-day research expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery efforts for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Every year, our biologists monitor the status of m
In small-scale fisheries around the world, gillnets are helping individual fishermen put food on the table day in and day out. But at the same time, this non-selective fishing gear is inadvertently catching bycatch.