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ROAR Hawaiʻi is a collection of information on Hawaiʻi’s marine protected species, their habitats, and best practices for responsible viewing aimed to encourage appreciation of our ocean and its unique inhabitants.  Please be sure to check back soon for updates and contact us with any questions or comments.

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Species in the Spotlight: Hawaiian Monk Seal

NOAA Fisheries highlights Hawaiian monk seal as one of the “Species in the Spotlight.” The Hawaiian monk seal is endemic to Hawaii, meaning they are native and not found anywhere else in the world.  Only about 1,100 seals are left and their population is still declining.  Hawaiian monk seals face threats that include food limitations [...]
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New Hawaiian Monk Seal Critical Habitat Rule Supports State Role in Protecting Endangered Native Species

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is pleased that NOAA has incorporated state input into the new rules aimed at further protection for the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal by focusing protection on areas most important for foraging, pupping and resting. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently finalized the rule that identifies [...]
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Here Is How We Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Civil Beat – February 14, 2015 – by Trisha Kehaulani Watson   They are a source of delight as they frolic in the water or snooze on the beach and a source of controversy when they steal bait from a fisherman’s hook. But there is no controversy over the fact that Hawaiian monk seals are [...]
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Coastal Internship Grants Awarded To Local Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (APRIL 2014) COASTAL INTERNSHIP GRANTS AWARDED TO LOCAL GROUPS  Island Internships Highlight the Potential of Partnerships between Small Businesses, Local Nonprofits and Government Agencies in Building Grassroots Sustainability Programs HONOLULU – Local small business Honua Consulting today announced their inaugural awardees for a new internship program which aims to develop ‘āina-based research projects [...]
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Saturday, June 1, 2013

Aloha, everyone! You are invited to attend the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, June 1, 5-9 pm at the Doris Duke Theatre in Honolulu (doors open at 4 pm).  La’akea Carvalho of Knowledge In Motion is presenting this fun and meaningful event with generous support from many good folks and companies.  He has [...]
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