HOʻOMALU KE KAI.
"To Protect The Ocean."
We stand for sustainably protecting and watching over Kauaʻi's marine ecosystems' health, while sharing passion and knowledge, to create awareness and motivation in the community for taking care of the ocean and its inhabitants.
Bringing Change to Our Ocean's Dilemmas.
Ocean Debris Cleanups.
At Hoʻomalu Ke Kai, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing Kauaʻi's marine debris issue. Keeping our coastline clean and responsibly managing the marine debris collected is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area with amazing organizations like Plastic Paradise Kauaʻi who is working to upcycle and repurpose plastic ocean debris. We encourage anyone interested to reach out to learn more, we are welcome to any and all support!
Restorative Aquaculture with Kauaʻi Sea Farm.
The Nature Conservancy defines Restorative Aquaculture occurring when commercial or subsistence aquaculture provides direct ecological benefits to the environment, with the potential to generate net-positive environmental outcomes. Check out what Kauaʻi Sea Farm is up to at Nomilo Fishpond restoring key native and endemic Hawaiian invertebrate species in Kauaʻi's nearshore coral reef ecosystems.
Marine Ecosystem Surveys & Monitoring.
In collaboration with Kauaʻi Community College, DAR Kauaʻi and OPIHI, our survey and monitoring program employs numerous different methodologies developed by scientists fro DAR, NOAA, USGS and UH. Specific methods are used at study sites depending on the resource management concerns that need to be addressed, including surveys of resource abundance, herbivorous fish, smaller cryptic fish and recruits, urchins and larger mobile invertebrates, benthic habitat cover, coral health, and biological diversity. Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved!
Hoʻomalu Ke Kai's Talk Story Times
In this quarterly newsletter we'll be filling in the community on all of the work we've been up to underwater and overwater. We're super stoked to connect some of the dots on the conservation efforts happening around Kauaʻi by dropping information on collaborative efforts, events, and ways to get involved. We'll also look at some of the global environmental issues that impact us locally and potential solutions to help on the small scale that can positively effect the big picture. Mahalo Nui for having a look!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."