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November 15, 2020

82,600 Pounds of Debris and Trash Removed From Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument 

More than 82,600 pounds of marine debris and trash were removed during a 16-day cleanup project at Lalo (French Frigate Shoals) within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
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July 11, 2020

UH Scientists Find ʻAggressiveʻ Algae

Scientists discovered a new, aggressive, fast-growing species of algae in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument that may be a major threat to coral reefs and the sealife reefs support, the University of Hawaiʻi announced on Tuesday.
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October 02, 2019

$4.1M in Federal Funds to Help Manage Papahānaumokuakea

The federal government is providing $4.1 million for research and management efforts on the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
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August 15, 2019

Coral Reef Damage, Invasive Alga at Papahānaumokuākea

NOAA and partner scientists returned to O’ahu on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, after completing a 22-day expedition in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument aboard the NOAA ship Rainier.
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September 15, 2018

Scientists to Live Stream Their Deep-Sea Expedition

Scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus will be exploring seamounts in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. This deep-sea expedition will be streaming live with interactive Q&A for viewers around the world. Researchers will conduct seafloor mapping and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives on unexplored seamounts to determine how and when... Read more »
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January 11, 2018

Maui High Alum, Tiare Holm Named Director of National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation today announced the hiring of Tiare Turang Holm as its Hawaiʻi Director.
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June 02, 2017

New Maui Gallery Highlights Papahānaumokuākea

The gallery features a photography collection that celebrates the successes achieved and comes as marine monuments come under review by the Trump administration.
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April 13, 2017

100,000 Pounds of Marine Debris Removed from Papahānaumokuākea

Approximately 100,000 pounds of marine debris was removed from sites within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
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December 21, 2016

Hawai‘i’s Newest Species Named in Honor of President Obama

A new species of coral -reef fish that lives exclusively within the Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument, has been given a name in honor of President Barack Obama.
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October 04, 2016

Findings Made at Hawaiian Archipelago’s “Oceanic Twilight Zone”

In Maui’s ʻAu‘au Channel, scientists discovered the largest uninterrupted mesophotic coral ecosystem ever recorded, extending more than three square miles.
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September 07, 2016

News Species of Butterflyfish Discovered in Deep Reef

Scientists from Bishop Museum and NOAA have published a description of a new species of butterflyfish from deep reefs of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
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August 25, 2016

Papahānaumokuākea Quadruples in Size: Becomes Largest Protected Area in the World

Today’s action creates the largest protected area in the world, and expands the size of the original Papahānaumokuākea monument more than four fold.
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July 18, 2016

Proposed Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea

Schatz recently asked the President to expand the Papahanaumokuakea monument, making it the world’s largest marine protected area.
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June 15, 2016

Papahānaumokuākea Monument Celebrates 10 Years

The proclamation declares June 15, 2016 as “Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Day” in Hawaiʻi.
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June 09, 2016

Maui Coalition Urges Governor to Support Papahānaumokuākea Expansion

A Maui coalition delivered more than 67,000 letters and petitions in support of the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea to Governor Ige's Maui office today.
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