Biologically rich surface slicks are more than meets eye

By Timothy Hurley

thurley@staradvertiser.com

“They’re sometimes mistaken for boat wakes or oily pollution, but they’re actually called surface slicks —thin ribbons of smooth water that appear in Hawaii’s nearshore waters at almost any time of year when conditions are right.Turns … read more

hulakai’s fourth grounding

Last week strong trades pushed the Hulakai sailboat off its mooring for the fourth time. Days passed before I was able to survey the damage to the coral. The boat is docked, but its mooring chains, anchor and buoys are … read more