Seagrass transplantation: The native Hawaiian seagrass Halophila hawaiiana used to be very dominant and once supported a diverse group of marine species. However, the rapid growth of invasive alien algae turned the Bay from a healthy diverse environment to a mud flat. Mālama Maunalua is currently working with Hawaii Pacific University graduate students who are working on ways to transplant the native seagrass into the areas that have been cleared from the huki’s. Reestablishing the seagrass beds will take time; therefore, learning how to successfully transplant seagrass will speed up the restoration of the Bay.
For the Bay
For the Future