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”

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”

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”