We’re outplanting sea urchins in Waikīkī and talking about the importance of urchins in helping to control invasive algae with Wesley Dukes and Kimberly Fuller from the Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources. Then, we visit the sea urchin hatchery at the Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center and talk with hatchery lead David Cohen and his team—Matthew ...
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AIS Team Quarterly Update (2021 Q1)

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 in Main, slider

The Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) received a report of a non-native species of corallimorph in Honolulu, Oʻahu on July 13, 2020. The corallimorph was identified by a DAR biologist, David Gulko, as Discosoma nummiforme. Discosoma nummiforme was previously found in 1997 and was thought to have been fully eradicated in 2006 in the identified ...
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Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month (HISAM) Recorded Talks are now online and available for viewing!  View the full playlist of all the talks HERE and view the aquatic talks below.      Aquatic Invasive Species on Kauai: Salvinia, Tilapia and a new Algae   Ballast Water and Biofouling the Major Vector of Marine Introduced   ...
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The first hatchery-raised sea urchins outplanted in Kāneʻohe Bay are 10-years-old, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) and the State of Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) are celebrating the milestone anniversary. The sea urchin hatchery, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and DAR, successfully transplanted the first cohort in January 2011 and has since released 600,000 sea urchins ...
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February is Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month (HISAM)! *This page will be updated as more information becomes available*    

Check out the AIS Team’s urchin project featured in the “12 Days of Fieldwork” as Day 11, in this video produced by DLNR and DOFAW! View the video HERE.    


Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in Main, slider

Want updates on all Hawaii’s Invasive species? This update from the AIS Team was provided to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council(HISC) as part of their bi-monthly newsletter!  HISC News is a semi-monthly newsletter that provides: Recurring updates from active response efforts Announcements and programmatic updates from agencies and partners Upcoming events. This newsletter is sent to ...