Grace Cajski

Grace Cajski is a reporting intern for Civil Beat. She's a senior at Yale University and former Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow.
George Balazs: Sea Turtle Conservation Hinges On Cultural Awareness Courtesy: George Balazs

George Balazs: Sea Turtle Conservation Hinges On Cultural Awareness

The retired biologist says he never thought he would live long enough to see the once endangered species make such a strong recovery.

1 Million Sea Urchins Have Now Been Deployed To Eat Kaneohe’s Invasive Seaweeds Grace Cajski/Civil Beat/2023

1 Million Sea Urchins Have Now Been Deployed To Eat Kaneohe’s Invasive Seaweeds

It's not easy rearing all those urchins at the Oahu-based hatchery but the scientists keep getting better at it.

Lab-Grown Corals Help Restore Damaged Reef In Hanauma Bay Courtesy: DLNR DAR

Lab-Grown Corals Help Restore Damaged Reef In Hanauma Bay

The project demonstrated how it may be possible to restore larger areas much more quickly than would happen naturally.

Discovering This New Plant Species On Maui Was Serendipity Courtesy: DLNR

Discovering This New Plant Species On Maui Was Serendipity

A team of scientists remains committed to preventing species from going extinct in Hawaii.

Haunani Kane Is Inspiring The Next Generation Of Hawaiian Scientists Courtesy: Jason Patterson

Haunani Kane Is Inspiring The Next Generation Of Hawaiian Scientists

The geologist, educator and voyager is tackling climate challenges with community-based solutions.

Hiki I Ka Hōʻano Hou ʻIa ʻAna O Ka Mahiiʻa Kuʻuna Ke Lawelawe Hou I Ka ʻAmaʻAma I Ke Pākaukau ʻAina Ahiahi Wende Nishimoto/Civil Beat/2022

Hiki I Ka Hōʻano Hou ʻIa ʻAna O Ka Mahiiʻa Kuʻuna Ke Lawelawe Hou I Ka ʻAmaʻAma I Ke Pākaukau ʻAina Ahiahi

ʻO ka hoʻomohala ʻana i ka mahi ʻamaʻama ʻana ma kēia wā, hiki paha ia ke mālama pono i ko Hawaiʻi mau kai, ke hoʻokahua i ka lako ʻai a ke hoʻomau i ka moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi -- akā, hiki anei ia mea ke lanakila ma luna o nā ālaina hou?
Innovations In Ancient Aquaculture Could Bring Striped Mullet Back To The Dinner Table Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Innovations In Ancient Aquaculture Could Bring Striped Mullet Back To The Dinner Table

Recent developments in growing striped mullet could help conserve Hawaii’s oceans, establish food security and perpetuate Hawaiian culture — but can they overcome new challenges?