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Presentations take place in the Education Center Alcove of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, beginning at 3:00 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. For directions click here.

Public parking is $1.00/vehicle. Admittance to the lecture presentation will begin at 2:45 p.m. outside the entrance to the Education Center by the benches. Those who are attending the lecture presentation ONLY and are admitted at this time by the Education staff will bypass the admission window. Please do not arrive earlier than 2:45 p.m. Patrons attending ONLY the Educational Lecture will be given a special red "Hawaii Sea Grant" hand stamp that will allow access into the education alcove for the lecture but no access to the beach itself. The lecture will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

Please note: anyone who wishes to go to the beach before the lecture, will be processed through the regular admission line and shall pay the admission fee of $7.50 (if you are not a Hawaii resident). These education programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

We appreciate your continuing interest and support!

Sundays at the Bay


July 2016 - Backyard Ecosystems

3 July - Film showing: The Blue Planet - Seas of Life - Open Ocean (2001, 48min)

10 July - "It's all connected:  reef structure, fish abundance, and the health of Hawai‘i's coral reefs"

                Mark Hixon, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

17 July - "Tracking the fire thief: exploring movement and populations of the waterbird `alae `ula"

                Charles Van Rees, Tufts University    

24 July Film showing: For the Sea Productions' Hawaiian Blue: The Encounters (2006, 45 min)

31 July "Visualizing coral bleaching in the Main Hawaiian Islands"

                Maya Walton, University of Hawai'i Sea Grant


August 2016 - Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (Pac IOOS)

7 August - "Ocean Observing in the Pacific Islands Region"

                Fiona Langenberger

                   "Tracking Hawai‘i's Sharks"

               Danny Coffey

14 August - "Monitoring Nearshore Water Quality in Hawai‘i"

                 Gordon Walker

21 August - "Sea Level Rise and Inundation - What Can We Predict Now and Future Projections"

                 Dr. Martin Guiles

28 August "Measuring Real-Time Wave Conditions"

                 Kimball Millikan and Patrick Cross

September 2016 - NOAA Cetacean Research Team

4 September - Film showing: BBC life - Creatures of the Deep (2010, 46 min)

11 September - "Finding mobile needles in a moving haystack: counting whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters"

                          Amanda Bradford

18 September - "Underwater eavesdropping: listening to the whales and dolphins in Hawai‘i"

                         Yvonne Barkley

25 September "Using sound to understand how and why fishing boats get 'whaled'"

                         Ali Bayless


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