Category: Currents

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A Pueo Sighting In Russia

Believe it or not, there’s been a pueo sighting in Russia. It was seen gliding swiftly on the surface of a calm body of water, out-racing its nearest peer before slowly pulling away. But on this occasion there was no prey, and this pueo wasn’t a predator. In fact, it wasn’t even a Hawaiian owl. […]

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Concerns About Hawaii’s Drones

In this high-tech gadget world we live in, new toys are surfacing at a rate that society may not be able to grasp fully or completely understand. Such is the case with unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones. It seems everywhere you turn these days someone has attached their video camera to a remote-controlled model […]

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Training UH Jellyfish Researchers

Over the past 17 years, University of Hawaii researcher and biochemist Angel Yanagihara literally has spent thousands of hours combing Waikiki’s shoreline in search of box jellyfish. Yanagihara’s commitment to learn more about the stinging creatures is driven by a near-death experience after being stung by jellies off Waikiki in July of 1997. Her immense […]

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Paddling To Honor A Fallen Soldier

When a soldier from Hawaii is killed in the line of duty, we feel the family’s pain. Somehow, someway, we are all tied to each other. It’s part of being an island community. Such is the case with Army National Guard Sgt. Drew M. Scobie of Kailua, who was killed last month when the MC-12 […]

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Hokulea: Inspiring Voyages, People

We often hear about kupuna (elders) teaching the younger generation about kuleana (responsibility). It is something author, screenwriter and veteran sailor Sam Low learned early in life from his dad. Low’s father grew up on Hawaii Island in the quiet town of Kohala. The elder Low was sent to school in New England and eventually […]

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Moore’s On Top Of The World Again

The first one wasn’t a fluke. Athletes often say it, and Hawaii’s Carissa Moore is no different. But if there were any doubters out there (and I can’t imagine anyone who understands surfing would even think it), then Moore humbly silenced them and proved that she is once again the best woman surfer on this […]

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A Push To Prevent Isle Drownings

Hawaii’s lifesavers have seen enough and they want the negative trend to come to a screeching halt. “We’re losing too many people in our waters,” says Ralph Goto, City and County of Honolulu Ocean Safety Services director and Hawaii Lifeguard Association adviser. “We have some of the best lifeguards in the world in Hawaii, and […]

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Eddie Aikau: A Hawaiian Legend Grows

The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a sailed into Kualoa Beach Park earlier this week, one of several stops in the Islands as she continues the Malama Hawaii leg of her worldwide voyage. And while local residents are enjoying an opportunity to learn more about this magnificent vessel and what it symbolizes to Hawaii and its people, […]

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You Can Get Too Close To Nature

Animals can teach us the darndest lessons. A recent visitor to the Garden Isle can attest to that. Two weeks ago, Kaua’i resident Mark Stein was enjoying at a day at Ke’e Beach on the island’s North Shore with his brother Mitch and his brother’s girlfriend Susan Veingrad, who were visiting from Florida. Just then […]

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Teenager Conquers Kaiwi Channel

Leahi Camacho was mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to make history. In a few hours, the 17-year-old senior from Kealakehe High School would attempt to become the youngest person to swim from Molokai to Oahu across the unpredictable Kaiwi Channel. “We talked about weather conditions, and the forecast was calling for a tail-wind, so we […]