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Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears

Rising sea levels, warmer ocean temperatures, hotter weather and invasive species all threaten Hawaii’s 22 species of seabirds. But local organizations are finding ways to help.

Plan To Eradicate Mice That Attack Albatrosses On Midway Delayed Another Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Plan To Eradicate Mice That Attack Albatrosses On Midway Delayed Another Year

Federal biologists were confounded when they found Laysan albatrosses bloodied on Midway Atoll in 2015. The found the culprit — house mice.

A New Marine Sanctuary Proposal May Not Be What It Seems Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

A New Marine Sanctuary Proposal May Not Be What It Seems

NOAA has opened up the public comment period on the proposal to add a marine sanctuary designation to the monument area around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Scientists Eradicate Seabird-Killing Ants at Johnston Atoll Courtesy: Robert Peck, HCSU/USGS/20211

Scientists Eradicate Seabird-Killing Ants at Johnston Atoll

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that its successful eradication effort marks the first time yellow crazy ants have been removed from such a large area in the U.S.

Study: Marine Monuments Aren’t Hurting Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Marine Monuments Aren’t Hurting Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen

The commercial longline industry made more money after the feds expanded the protected areas around Papahanaumokuakea and the Pacific Remote Islands.

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’ Courtesy: Kailey Pascoe/NOAA

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’

Scientists return from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument after surveying the underwater aftermath of a major storm last year.

Microplastics From Kure Atoll Star In Flashy New Campaign Swaantje Güntzel Microplastics II, 2016 by Henriette Pogoda

Microplastics From Kure Atoll Star In Flashy New Campaign

Many common skin care products add to the bombardment of microplastics in the ocean. A new German campaign seeks legislative support to rid them from store shelves.

SLIDESHOW: 160,000 Pounds Of Marine Trash From Papahanaumokuakea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: 160,000 Pounds Of Marine Trash From Papahanaumokuakea

NOAA displayed tons of plastic and other debris collected in the remote Northwest Hawaii Islands, where the trash threatens wildlife and coral.

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished

Scientists are concerned about what will happen to the hundreds of endangered species that once called East Island home.

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu

The North Shore’s James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge now hosts 23 birds that faced threats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.