Marine Research Lectures At Hanauma

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve’s free public lectures this summer are by graduate students and other experts researching fish and fisheries (June) and coral reefs (July).

The programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the park’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater:

June 13 — “Reducing Bycatch in the U.S. Tuna Industry” with Dave Itano, recreational fisheries coordi- nator for NOAA/NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office

June 20 — “Healthy Nearshore Marine Ecosystems, Abundant Fish Populations and Seafood Security in Hawaii” by Jason Philibotte, Hawaii Fish Trust director

June 27 — to be announced

July 11 — “Exploring Social- ecological Interactions in Hawaiian Coral Reefs: Implications for Managing Toward Sustainability” by Jack Kittinger, Social Science Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University

July 18 — “Monk Seal Crittercam Deployment” by Charles Littnan, lead scientist and supervisory research ecologist, NOAA/PIFSC Protected Species division

July 25 — “Can Sea Urchins Help to Restore Hawaii Reefs?” by David Cohen, DLNR-Division of Aquatic Resources, Anuenue Fisheries Research Center.

For more information, call the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program at 397-5840.