1,000+ Hawaii Residents have been forced to evacuate their Homes as Lava flow continues to spread on the state’s Big Island

More than 1,000 Hawaii residents have been forced to evacuate their homes as a dangerous lava flow continues to spread on the state’s Big Island. CBS News reports on CBSN about why this lava flow is so unusual.  

My Oahu Travel Guide — ALEX CERBALL

There is no place like Oahu… and if you’re planning a trip to the island, lucky you! Here are some of my favorite things to do on Oahu. NORTH SHORE An hour drive from Waikiki, the North Shore is one of my favorite places in the world.  I absolutely love it here!  Start your day withContinue reading “My Oahu Travel Guide — ALEX CERBALL”

How to snorkel with sharks without a cage! – Oahu, Hawaii

    Ellie / 11 hours ago  Sharks are often misunderstood because of Hollywood’s interpretation of them – think Jaws and Snarknado.  One Ocean Diving is a research facility who is trying to change the perception of these gentle giants.  If dolphins are like the dogs of the ocean, sharks would be cats.  Their personality isContinue reading “How to snorkel with sharks without a cage! – Oahu, Hawaii”

Scientists look to get comprehensive survey of Hawaii bottom fish population — KHON2

Scientists are looking to get a better picture of the population of bottomfish in the main Hawaiian islands. They’re specifically looking at what’s called the “Deep 7,” a group of seven deep water snappers and groupers that include onaga, opakapaka, and ehu. Graphic courtesy NOAA FisheriesA survey will use the help of commercial fishermen through… viaContinue reading “Scientists look to get comprehensive survey of Hawaii bottom fish population — KHON2”

Time mag recommends Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide.

Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide have not been found to harm reefs, according to the National Park Service. Additionally, swimmers can cover their upper body with long sleeve shirts or other apparel to reduce sunscreen use. Researchers urge consumers to consider carefully what sunscreen they buy before swimming in the ocean. Sunscreens withContinue reading “Time mag recommends Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide.”

Severe El Niño events will lead to coastal flooding and erosion

By Web Staff Published: September 21, 2015, 12:35 pm Map courtesy NOAA The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific Ocean, according to a multi-agency study published Monday in Nature Geoscience. The impactContinue reading “Severe El Niño events will lead to coastal flooding and erosion”

North Shore, Oahu

Originally posted on sunriseshell:
The sea turtles were a lovely reflection about this diving excursion. I ran into some unusual things as well.  Such as sea slugs that squirt ink if alarmed and giant triangle rock formations. ?

A preview of the 2015 Central Pacific Hurricane Season

Surviving a Storm We’re only two weeks away from the start of hurricane season and thanks to El Nino, Hawaii could see another active storm season this year. The 2015 Central Pacific Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. There is a good relation of El Nino years to increased hurricane activity. The averageContinue reading “A preview of the 2015 Central Pacific Hurricane Season”

#WNITU Waking Beasts: Underwater Volcanoes Roused by Ice Ages

Originally posted on #WNITU:
Do fire and ice link up to alter Earth’s climate? The climate-driven rise and fall of sea level during the past million years matches up with valleys and ridges on the seafloor, suggesting ice ages influence underwater volcanic eruptions, two new studies reveal. And because volcanic chains suture some 37,000 miles…