How Our Research is Helping to Preserve Hawaii’s Pristine Coral Reefs at Papahānaumokuākea

As a researcher, I am particularly excited about the utility of this technology, as it can be used for managing and protecting marine ecosystems. The early detection of invasive species can help to prevent negative impacts on native marine life, coastal communities, and the economy. Additionally, the system can track the recovery of ecosystems after disturbances and identify areas that may be particularly vulnerable to future invasions.

PATRICK NICHOLS, PHD CANDIDATE UH MANOA