Hanauma Bay wrapping up its summer of workshops
The public is invited to learn about cetaceans, Hawaii's sea turtles and monk seals from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
The free event concludes a summer of evening programs sponsored by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education program to celebrate the 2008 International Year of the Reef.
Marine researchers and conservationists will speak and information booths will be available during "Lei Ko'a - Exploring the Reefs that Surround Our Islands." Craft activities will be held for children.
From 6:30 to 7 p.m., scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service's Pacific Islands Regional Office, Protected Species Division, will give a presentation on protecting cetaceans (whales and dolphins), sea turtles and monk seals in Hawaii.
From 7 to 7:30 p.m., Evan Howell, research oceanographer with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem and Oceanography Division, will give a talk on loggerhead migrations across the North Pacific.