The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is over a thousand miles long. The reserve encompasses the atolls and formations that make up the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It’s one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, encompassing nearly 140,000 square miles of the Pacific–more land area than all of America’s National Parks combined, in fact. If … [Read more...] about Why US Senator Brian Schatz’s plan to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Monument needs to happen
Here we go again. Television's fetishization of hunting in Hawaii–begun with great controversy two years ago with the History Channel's reality show American Jungle–is now continuing with a new Discovery Channel show titled Pacific Warriors. "For centuries, generations of Hawaiians have caught these monster fish from small, hand-made canoes, using nothing more than a fishing … [Read more...] about Discovery Channel launches new Hawaii-based reality show called ‘Pacific Warriors’
Yesterday I wrote about how the U.S. Coast Guard–with the help of the Navy–had done something bad in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (specifically, bury a bunch of PCB and lead-filled junk in the sand at Tern Island during and after World War II). Today, I'm going to describe something good the Coast Guard did in the NHI. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Coast Guard cutter Kukui … [Read more...] about Coast Guard Helps Relocate Endangered Laysan Ducks From Midway To Kure Atoll
The Maui Roller Girls have been around since 2008. Part of the resurgence of roller derby in the US over the last decade, the MRG were basically just a scrappy collection of women who somehow fit roller skating and derby practice into their work and family lives when they first started. But over and over, the five girls they’d put on the track (one jammer, who scores points by … [Read more...] about Talking Story With Maui Roller Girls Founding Member Sarah ‘Sassin’ Gray
By Jacob Shafer They come out of nowhere. Every shark bite story is unique but that’s the thread that connects them all, like a trail of blood in the water. One second you’re surfing, swimming, paddling, whatever, and the next you’re staring down the wrong end of one of nature’s most voracious killers. Some get lucky, escaping with a few gnarly scars and the mother of all … [Read more...] about Shark Attacks: How worried should we be about recent bites and fatalities on Maui?