Post Tagged with: "West Hawai’i"

Advancing Progress in NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas

Advancing Progress in NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas

As the seasons change from summer to fall, we reflect back on the summer accomplishments of NOAA’s network of Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs). HFAs tackle a wide range of habitat issues including reducing sediment runoff, improving coral health, restoring salmon habitat, preventing the spread of invasive species, reducing nutrient inputs, […]

Read More

$1.2 Million in Funding Recommended for NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas

$1.2 Million in Funding Recommended for NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas

NOAA is recommending $1.2 million in funding for habitat restoration in eight Habitat Focus Areas. These new projects will educate coastal residents, restore habitats, and support sustainable fisheries and resilient communities. NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, which fall under the NOAA Habitat Blueprint, are targeted places where NOAA is partnering to […]

Read More

Relax, Don’t Stress: Health and Potential of West Hawaiʻi Coral Reefs to Recover

Relax, Don’t Stress: Health and Potential of West Hawaiʻi Coral Reefs to Recover

Hawaiʻi’s cherished underwater environment has been wavering between seasons of health and seasons of stress in recent years. Now managers of Hawaiian coral reefs are monitoring vital signs after the NOAA Coral Reef Watch report on the world’s worst coral bleaching and die-off ever recorded, which began in 2014 but is predicted by […]

Read More

Fish congregating on deep benthic coral reef habitat in the waters of the West Hawai'i Habitat Focus Area.

Deeper Views of Reefs in West Hawaiʻi

Managers of Hawaiʻi’s coral reefs are “seeing” some reefs for the first time, thanks to new maps that reveal places difficult for divers to visit. This fundamental information is important, because the health and abundance of valuable fishes and corals depend on their habitats. Results are showing that deeper reefs may provide […]

Read More