Become a Citizen Scientist!

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Main, slider

Become a Citizen Scientist!   Have you spotted invasive species around Hawai‘i? Sign up on to record and share your species observations with a growing world-wide network. You can join the State of Hawaii: Aquatic Invasive Species group to document your observation of non-native aquatic species listed on our website. This additional data helps us in ...
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Joint News Release from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: STATE OF HAWAII READY TO IMPLEMENT HAWAII INTERAGENCY BIOSECURITY PLAN Provides 10-Year Framework for Invasive Species Prevention NR17-02 Jan. 10, 2017 HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i, in a broad coalition of stakeholders led by the Department of ...

Don’t Let It Loose!

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Main, slider

State of Hawaii DAR is participating in the national campaign DON’T LET IT LOOSE! Never release your pets or plants into the wild. If released, most pets don’t survive and many suffer before they die. Pets are usually unable to find food or shelter in the wild, and they are often an easy meal for ...
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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PROTECT HAWAII’S MARINE ECOSYSTEMS! If you encounter marine debris that might be from Japan, please let us know if you find alien plants or animals that have hitched a ride over.    Marine debris can carry live organisms originating from distant shores that may be harmful to Hawaii’s native marine species and ecosystems. ...
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On June 22nd and 23rd of 2015, an in-water cleaning and biofouling workshop was organized by DLNR (Division of Aquatic Resources) for state agency, IWC vendors, and maritime industry stakeholders to 1) learn about the biosecurity risks associated with aquatic invasive species transfer via IWC of vessels and 2) to gain the input of the ...
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Eyes of the Reef Training

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Main

Love the ocean and want to help preserve it?  Come out to the next Eyes of the Reef training on April 22 from 6pm-8:30 at Windward Community College to learn how to identify coral disease, coral bleaching, and invasive species.  Then, if you spot any of these events while on an adventure, please report to ...
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Clean those hulls!

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in Main, slider

Summer is coming, which usually means more time on the water and in your boat.  Many alien invasive species are spread when organisms attach to the bottom of your boat, this is referred to as “biofouling”.   When a boat is used in one watershed and then transported to another watershed, this serves as a ...
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Underwater Gardeners!

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Main

Urchins – The Underwater Gardeners of Kaneohe Bay People from across Oahu and particularly from the greater Kaneohe Bay community are invited to learn more about collector sea urchins planted in the bay to control invasive seaweed. What: Urchins – The Underwater Gardeners of Kaneohe Bay When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. ...
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