TID 2024

TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY 2024 The HPA STRP Team (Charlotte, Laura and Marc) joined the Mauna Lani Auberge Resort’s Malama Honu Program on July 3rd to measure and weigh the 4 honu raised at the hotel.  These 4 honu were hatched at Sea Life Park Oahu and were sent to the hotel six months later.   The …

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Program Update

hpa marine studies update- 4/29/2024 I Hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to send an update on some of the work we have been doing recently! Please, as always, let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or want photos! Love to celebrate our work. Mahalo, Laura Volunteer opportunities for our students Over …

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Microplastics Workshop 4/28/24

Discovering Microplastics in our ocean Most plastics in the ocean break up into very small particles. These small plastic bits are called “microplastics.” Other plastics are intentionally designed to be small. They’re called microbeads and are used in many health and beauty products. They pass unchanged through waterways into the ocean.  Microplastics are of concern because …

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Kaho, 04/18/2024

Kaloko-honokohau honu health assessment Laura Jim, Marc Rice and 7 HPA students traveled to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park to conduct a health assessment/tagging field day.  We were joined by numberous park staff and volunteers.  The last time we visited the park was September 26, 2023.  We were able to capture, tag and conduct health assessment …

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Viti Levu Diving

Spring Break Trip to Natewa Bay, Viti levu, fiji Laura Jim and lindsay Palekas are shepherding 12 HPA student on a diving adventure in Viti Levu, Fiji.  Please look at the blog if you want to see pictures and read about their adventures.

Kanu Koa Day

Students Participate in Kanu Koa Day   On Tuesday, February 3rd, Laura Jim escorted three HPA students – Murphy Makely, Charlotte Kassis and Pemma Norbu- to Kona Village and Kahuwai Bay. The group was gifted the opportunity to volunteer with The Nature Conservancy’s Kanu Koa Project. The project aims to accelerate the growth of reefs …

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WAIKOLOA HILTON FIELD RESEARCH DAY Tuesday, 1/30/2024 Laura Jim, Marc Rice and 7 HPA STRP students traveled to the Waikoloa Hilton on Tuesday (1/30/24) to capture, tag and conduct a health assessment on resident honu that spend time in the “lagoon” at the Hilton Hotel.  We arrived at the hotel at 0730 and began transporting …


Vanuatu 2024

Vanuatu 2024- Satellite tagging project Migratory tracks and home range for vonu e rao, vatu mau & bule lapa https://youtu.be/gzi7o5F6Wj0https://youtu.be/7G6ZrcCUCHk Above is an animation of the tracks of four post-nesting hawksbill turtles tagged on Moso Island in 2023 and 2024.  Makala, (2023) lives on the Great Barrier R eef.  Vatu Mau’s home range is just …

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