With new sunscreen rules in Maui and Hawaiʻi Counties, how do I choose a reef-safe (mineral-based) sunscreen? The best reef-safe formulas are made with non-nano zinc-oxide or non-nano titanium-dioxide. With the many sunscreen options out there, along with sometimes misleading "reef-safe" labeling, it can be overwhelming to choose a trustworthy sunscreen! Many great reef-safe sunscreen options are made locally here in Hawaiʻi and are available in plastic-free packaging. Be sure to carefully read labels as you select a sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's rays.
The coral spawning season in Hawaii has begun! Each spring, the Hawaiian coral species, Pocillopora meandrina, or cauliflower coral, clouds the coastal sea with its annual broadcast spawning event. These short-lived events occurring just after sunrise signify the creation of the next generation of corals.
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaiʻi State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, and members of the Hui Loko network cordially invite you and your #hianchialine colleagues (and friends) to join us for this upcoming 5ISAE event! #hianchialine
For eight years, HWF and volunteers kept track of the marine debris items that washed ashore with brand names and UHH graduate student, Mike Stone, investigated the patterns and what it told us about the most common debris items, types, and brands washing up along the Kaʻū coastline.
HWF collaborative efforts in 2020 to use tracking efforts to help better conserve hawksbill sea turtles throughout Hawai‘i through the tracks of Mama Hua the honu‘ea on Maui.