Coral reefs are considered the marine equivalent of tropical rain forests. The very mention of them tends to bring to mind the corals themselves, which are tiny animals belonging to the group Cnidaria and living in colonies consisting of many individuals, each called a polyp. Or, images are evoked of fish and other marine inhabitants that rely on this diverse and beautiful ecosystem for habitat, shelter and food.
The cause of a Hawaiian Acres structure fire Monday is “undetermined,” according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department’s Ocean Safety crews rescued two kayakers trapped on Molokini Crater on Monday.
Crewmembers of the Matson ship Manukai received the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service award on Monday for the rescue of three men from a sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu on Aug. 10.
NEW YORK — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.
Hawaii Island police have initiated assault and terroristic threatening cases in connection with a confrontation early Sunday at a home in Volcano.
HONOLULU — A group that includes moms and environmentalists wants to help defend a new Maui County law that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant between Nov. 17 and Sunday. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
HONOLULU — A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii.
The second annual Hawaiian Honey Festival was held Saturday morning at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. The event included a chance to meet the National Honey Queen, education on the honey bee and honey, live music, craft and trade booths, keiki activities and honey-based food selections, as well as a “People’s Choice” awards.
For First Hawaiian Bank customers, the future is now.