Aloha HBEP Educational Lecture Series Patrons,


Here is some information about this week’s Sundays at the Bay, an outreach educational series presented by the Hanauma Bay Education Program, University of Hawai`i Sea Grant College Program.


SUNDAY September 21 2014


“Male Dominance and Aggression in the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal” by Thea Johanos-Kam, Research Wildife Biologist, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Population Assessment Program Lead, NOAA.

Losses due to intraspecific aggression led us to investigate aspects of the mating system of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi).  Here we examine the emergence and persistence of negative traits among aggressors with the proximate goal of continuing to refining strategies to mitigate aggression, and the ultimate goal of increasing juvenile survival and female reproductive potential.

The presentation will be in the education alcove in the Hanauma Bay Education Center at 3:00 p.m. (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.  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).


We hope to see you all there! These education programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.


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Mahalo for your kind consideration and interest in the Hanauma Bay Education Program.




UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program