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Alana Eagle

Alana Eagle is Events and Membership Manager for Honolulu Civil Beat.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Alana graduated from La Pietra and the University of Hawaii-Manoa with a degree in Sustainability Awareness and Digital Media.

She started for Civil Beat as a freelance photographer and videographer. Alana has won statewide and national awards for the multimedia project “The Last Wild Place” where she and her reporter-husband visited Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Alana has a passion for environmental issues, especially ones involving climate change, wildlife and plastic pollution. You can find her diving with her underwater camera, playing at the beach with her dog or traveling across the world to take photos of endangered animals.

You can follow her on Instagram @Alanawanna and Twitter @AlanaLehua.

Our Neighborhood Haiku Poetry Contest Is Off To Great Start

Our Neighborhood Haiku Poetry Contest Is Off To Great Start

Readers from more than 50 ZIP codes throughout Hawaii have shared their five-line poems about where they live.

Op-Doc: East Island Memorial Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Op-Doc: East Island Memorial

The loss of this ecologically invaluable island to rising sea level demonstrates the need to stop climate change. Now.

Shark Cam

A fin-mounted shark cam allowed researchers to watch — for the first time — as this female tiger shark catches and devours a fish while she scavenges for food.

Photo Essay

Pictures tell the story of the M/V Searcher’s journey to one of the most remote spots on earth in search of tiger sharks and their unsuspecting prey.

Shark Tracker

Follow the movements of tiger sharks around the Hawaiian islands. This live tracker is being constantly updated.


University of Hawaii researchers catch and tag tiger sharks with electronic trackers on a research expedition to the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Lead researcher Carl Meyer explains why in this video report.

The Story Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

The Story

East Island was teeming with wildlife in the summer — turtles, monk seals, seabirds of all kinds. So how do tiger sharks know just when they should be there, too?

VIDEO: #HawaiiStorytellers Why I Teach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIDEO: #HawaiiStorytellers Why I Teach

Civil Beat’s latest community event provides a rare look into what inspires our educators.

Civil Cafe: Should Hawaii Use Property Taxes To Fund Schools?

Civil Cafe: Should Hawaii Use Property Taxes To Fund Schools?

Panelists discuss the pros and cons of using property taxes to fund public schools.