The Division of Aquatic Resources and the AIS team work hard to develop the youth of Hawaii by participating in community outreach events throughout the islands.  Many invasive species are spread through the transport of people, ships, and other products; therefore, education is crucial to prevent the further spread of these harmful organisms.


Ocean Expo


Press Coverage

– Native Urchins Successfully Control Invasive Algae in Kaneohe Bay. KHON. April 2016.

Aerial Survey Finds Mostly Plastic, Limited Tsunami Marine Debris in Hawaii. KHON. May 2016.

– Invasive Algae in Kaneohe Bay at Lowest Levels in Decades. KHON. October 2015

The Little Urchins That Could. Hana Hou Magazine. April/May 2014

Roomba on the Reef. Maui Invasive Species Committee. January 21, 2014

– State Helps Sea Urchins Reproduce to Combat Invasive Algae. KHON. August 26, 2013

– Sea Urchins are Secret Weapon. KITV August 14, 2013

State Growing Urchins to Fight Invasive Seaweed. Hawaii News Now. August 14, 2013

Helpers Take Action Against Invasive Algae. Star Advertiser. March 10, 2013

– Waiakalua Loko Fish Pond Invasive Algae Removal. KITV. March 9, 2013

Be Green 2: Super Sucker 2. KHON. October 23, 2012

“Think About It”. KFVE. October 11, 2012

Corals, Already in Danger, Are Facing New Threat From Farmed Algae. NY Times. July 8, 2008

“Super Sucker” to the Rescue!. CNN SciTechBlog. May 19, 2008

Super Sucker. Hana Hou Magazine. Vol. 10, No. 6. Dec/Jan 2007

Reef Villain Meets Rival: The Super Sucker. LA Times. December 28, 2007

– “Super Suckers” Slurp Invasive Algae Off Reefs. National Geographic. July 30, 2007