The recent increase in shark attacks maybe linked to the time of the year, according to a UH-Manoa professor.
Carl Meyer, an assistant researcher at Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology, and part of a research team using tracking devices to gain new insights into tiger shark movements in coastal waters around Maui and Oʻahu, says Hawaiian oral traditions clearly link the fall months to a risk of shark bites.
This traditional knowledge is reflected in current shark bite statistics, he said. In recent decades, almost one third of all shark bite incidents in Hawaii have occurred during the months of October and November alone.
Hawaiians have also long known that fall is pupping season for tiger sharks and the ‘fall spike’ in shark bites may well be linked to this natural, annual phenomenon.
Gov. David Ige will present commemorative plaques on Friday to the community college students who were members of the Project Imua team which sent a scientific/engineering payload into space.
The UH Community College team was the only community college whose payload was selected for this launch. The UH Community College students are part of a collaboration known as Project Imua (Hawaiian for ‘to move forward’). Honolulu CC students designed the payload’s engineering experiment, electronic circuitry for power and telemetry.
The ceremony honoring the students will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in the governor’s chambers in the fifth floor of the state capitol.
World renowned DJ Tiesto is coming down to Oahu Hawaii!
Celebrating 25 Years of Interactive Fun for the Entire Family!
Pearl City, HI — The 25th annual Discovery Fair at Leeward Community College offers a family-oriented day of engaging educational interactive exhibits, carnival games, food booths, entertainment, and a variety of “Safe Communities” activities and information. The Fair is presented on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus. Admission and parking are free
Highlights of the Fair are the more than 50 bustling hands-on learning activities for the entire family. For the fourth year in a row, the Fair also features Weed & Seed Hawai`i and Safe Communities Day, offering fun and informative activities. Meeting HPD’s trained dogs, fighting virtual fires and exploring a variety of emergency vehicles add to the day’s excitement.
Weed & Seed Hawai`i showcases a number of federal, state, and local law enforcement exhibits including Keiki IDs, McGruff, the Crime Dog, how to prepare for emergencies, and fraud awareness.
Hawai`i Medication Take Back program will be onsite and encourages the public to turn in unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal.
Returning crowd-favorites include Genomic Jewelry, making custom jewelry encasing your own DNA; Quicksand Goo, a mysterious substance that’s both solid and liquid; Mad Hatter, creating wearable hats from recycled materials; Virtual Firefighting, and the Dollar Book Sale.
Additional Fair offerings include:
Hands-on clay sculpting, including the opportunity to dive into pottery wheels
Bug City, a close up look and feel of the creepy, crawly insect world
Polymer Worms, squiggle, squeeze and turn liquids into solids
Instant Snow: Snow in paradise? Make snow magically appear
Old to New Papermaking: create artisan paper from recycled materials
Rockets! create and launch your personalized rocket
Scholastic Book Fair with Clifford the Big Red Dog
Meet McGruff, the Crime Dog
Galactic Games, a galaxy of carnival games
In celebration of the 25th anniversary, free totebags will be given to the first 1000 patrons.
“This unique partnership between Leeward Community College and Weed & Seed Hawaii is wonderful, as we work together to make education fun for the youth and their families,” said Manny Cabral, Chancellor of Leeward Community College.
“We appreciate this tremendous opportunity to partner with Leeward Community College,” said Maile Kanemaru, Director of Weed & Seed Hawaii. “Bringing awareness to Weed & Seed Hawaii is critical as we continue to ’weed‘ out crime and ’seed‘ positive programs in our communities.”
Entry to this event is free, however, some games and activities will have nominal fees.
The University of Hawaiʻi has identified the third observatory to be decommissioned and removed from the summit of Maunakea, advancing the implementation of the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan. The third observatory is the UKIRT Observatory, formerly known as the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope.
For more information see the UH News story at: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/10/21/third-maunakea-observatory-set-for-decommissioning/