At 6am this morning we attended a tour of the only tuna auction in the US. Digging deeper into fishery management is showing us how and why we’re managing our fisheries. We heard how the shape of fish hooks is important for minimizing by-catch mortalities. By using a more closed off hook as opposed to… Read more »
A short walk around the corner from the fishery, we finally experienced the Hawaiian breakfast we were all craving. Loco Moco, Poke Bowls, Fish and Eggs, Portuguese Sausage, spam, and a locally made, sweet & salty hot sauce that reminded me of chili Lucas candy. We could immediately apply the knowledge we gained in checking… Read more »
The tuna auction in Waikiki Hawaii, scientificly managed by the Division of Aquatic Resources, is one of the largest fisheries that record catch data efficiently. The fishery practices sustainable methods of harvesting by only using lines instead of nets. Allowing for minimal impact to be inflicted on the marine habitats.
Finally arrived in Hawaii and we are spending our first night in Honolulu. Finding our way around Hawaii has been pretty easy, with the help of locals offcourse. We got advice from the nicest lady and bus driver on the bus route system and a short lesson on how to pronounce Hawaiian words, names, and… Read more »
Eroding beaches are a challenge for many coastal regions across the globe. Particularly so when we add in all manner of coastal obstructions and generally screw with traditional sediment dynamics anyway we can. Waikiki is no exception. Indeed, as late as the 1970s the local beach stewards here were importing sand from Manhattan Beach,… Read more »
This hotel track is causing Waikiki beach to shrink over time. Since the natural wetlands have been destroyed for development, this beach doesn’t get the nececcary sediment deposits it needs to remain a wide sandy beach. An interesting fact about Waikiki is that during the 1970s the beach was being nourished with sand from Manhatten… Read more »
Water is so warm
After a six hour plane ride, the usual rigmarole at the airport, and an hour long bus jaunt into the heart of tourist-centric Honolulu, we grabbed some sandwiches for dinner. As I type this, the students are having their digestive on the artificial lawn that forms the core of this section of urbanism-on-steroids Waikiki. Nothing… Read more »
Did you know the clear Hawaiian water is nutrient poor water compared to California?