Over the past several days, Deb Wickham has been the unofficial pinniped matriarch in West Hawaii. As the operations manager for Ke Kai Ola, she has been busily overseeing the vital rehabilitative care of two young, malnourished female Hawaiian monk seals.
Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an elongated area of low pressure located a couple hundred miles south of the southern coast of Mexico has increased, and a tropical depression will likely form in the coming days, National Hurricane Center forecasters based in Miami say.
No tropical cyclones are expected to form within the Central North Pacific Basin through Thursday night, according to forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Oahu. The Central North Pacific Basin is located between 140 degrees west longitude and the International Dateline.
A high surf advisory has been posted for south-facing Big Island shores through 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are searching for a 65-year-old man reported missing Wednesday near Pohoiki Bay.
HONOLULU — A tiny wasp that attacks harmful Mediterranean fruit flies could be released in Hawaii.
HONOLULU — The number of tourists to Hawaii declined 1.3 percent last month from the same period last year to more than 730,000.
HONOLULU — Attorneys are trying to reach about 1,800 young adults who would be eligible for free educational services that the Hawaii Department of Education failed to provide when they were students.
Centuries before Captain James Cook explored the South Pacific, Polynesian seafarers in canoes crossed vast swaths of water to colonize lonely islands from Samoa and New Zealand all the way to Hawaii. But how they managed such a feat remains something of a mystery.
HONOLULU — Hawaii gubernatorial candidates had tough questions for their opponents as they debated starting new public-private partnerships to address recurring problems and sparred over who would inflict less pain while balancing the budget.
Fall enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo has declined for the second year in a row, despite hopes by administrators that they could maintain last year’s student levels.