2nd Annual Workshop on Sea Turtle Research in the Hawaiian Island and Oceania
ARRIVAL: 800-830am- Arrival at HPU Aloha Tower Marketplace Campus, Sign-In, and Seating.
OPENING: 830-845am- Opening Welcome by Workshop Organizers, Dedication of Workshop to the Memory of Shandell Brunson Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony Pule and Oli by Kahu Hanai Danny Akaka Jr. accompanied by Anna Akaka.
#1- 845-900am “Malama Honu..Malama Honua: As we care for our turtles, we care for the world”- Pi’i Laeha & Danny Akaka Jr., Mauna Lani Auberge Resort.
#2- 900-915am “Four decades of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) breeding and public outreach at Sea Life Park Hawaii”- Bethany Doescher & Michelle Benedict, Sea Life Park Hawaii.
#3- 915-930am “NOAA Fishery Service Pacific Islands Regional overview”- Irene Kelly, Pacific Islands Regional Office.
#4- 930-945am- “Quantifying harm to sea turtles from ingested plastics”- Katherine Shaw & Jennifer Lynch, NIST and Hawaii Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research.
#5- 945-1000am- “Interactions of marine turtles with fisheries on the Island of Maui”- Thomas Cutt, MOC Marine Institute.
Morning Break- 1000-1015am
#6- 1015-1030am- “Destination revealed: Post nesting migrations of hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) from Moso Island, Republic of Vanuatu”- Marc R. Rice, Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
#7- Recorded & Virtual Hybrid- 1030-1045am- “An Introduction to The Statewide Photo-ID Catalog for Hawaiian Hawksbill Sea Turtles (1998-present)”- Cheryl King, Hawaiian Hawksbill Conservation.
#8- 1045-1100am “Native Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices of honu harvest: Opportunities and challenges to restoring a cultural right to a traditional food source”- Godfrey Akaka, Native Hawaiian Gathering Rights Association & Joshua DeMello, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.
#9- 1100-1115am- “What’s on the menu? Unexpected forage plants in green turtle diets on Hawai’i Island”- Karla McDermid & Kara Smith, Marine Science Department, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
#10- 1115-1130am- “Hawaiian cultural relationships with limu and honu”- Wally Ito, Ewa Limu Project.
Lunch, Group Photo & Viewing of Poster Papers with Student Authors- 1130am-1230pm
#11- 1230-1245pm- “Growth rates of green turtles in West Hawaii based on 30 years of tag and recapture studies”- Laura M.R. Jim, Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
#12- 1245-100pm- “Honu’ea and Ka’u Coast”- Kelleigh Downs, HVNP Hawai’i Island Hawksbill Project.
#13- 100-115pm- “Status and trends of honu, or green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument”- Marylou Staman, NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program.
*#14 Virtual Live from Mexico- 115-130pm- “People and sea turtles in Baja California: cultural practices and connections across the Pacific”- Michelle Maria Early Capistran, CICESE.
*#15 Virtual Live from Fiji- 130-145pm- “Hawksbill turtles in Fiji: Research and findings”- Shritika Prakash, The University of the South Pacific.
*#16 Virtual Live from Apia, Samoa- 145-200pm- “Turtle research and monitoring: TREDS (Turtle Research and Monitoring Database System)”- Unity Roebeck, SPREP.
*#17 Virtual Live from California- 200-215pm- “Small turtle, Big ocean: Dynamic thermal corridor connects loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) across the North Pacific”- Larry Crowder & Team, Stanford University.
Afternoon Break- 215-230pm
#18- 230-245pm- “New insights into the nesting trends, threats, and social behaviors of Hawaiian hawksbill sea turtles”- Alexander Gaos, NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program.
#19- 245-300pm- “Using stable isotopes and satellite tracking on post-nesting green turtles in Guam to identify foraging hotspots in the Western Pacific”- Josefa Munoz, University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
#20- 300-315pm- “Spatial ecology of foraging green and hawksbill turtles in the Marianas from >100 satellite tags”- Summer Martin, NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program.
315-400pm- Group Discussion/Questions & Answers
400pm Closing Remarks– Farewell Until We Meet Again in 2023!
TITLES OF POSTER PAPERS TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE WORKSHOP:
“Habitat use assessment of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Puakō, Hawai’i”- Student Alden Mazo, Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
“Establishing a facial recognition database using I3S (Interactive Individual Identification System) application”- Student Eli Monello, Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
Workshop Organizing Committee:
Brenda Jensen, Hawai`i Pacific University
Summer Martin, NOAA PIFSC
Thierry Work, USGS NWHC
George Balazs, www.GeorgeHBalazs.com
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