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Video: Giant Great White Shark Frolics With Divers

"What some don't realize is that sometimes sharks seek touch," Ocean Ramsey said after the unforgettable encounter in Oahu. She and her team swam beside a 20-foot-long shark they say is Deep Blue.(Image credit: Juan Oliphant /One Ocean Diving)
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Massive great white shark in Hawaii

Divers in Hawaii found themselves in a very mellow, real-life version of The Meg this week. While monitoring a rotting sperm whale carcass off the shore of Oahu, the divers encountered a huge great white shark that had come for a bite and to relieve an itch, apparently. Ocean Ramsey, a shark and marine biologist, as well as the diver who came face-to-face with the 20-foot-long, eight-foot-wide, possibly pregnant female shark, said, “She was just this beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our ...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Scuba Diving, All, Great White Shark, Meg, Ramsey, Oahu, Guadalupe Island, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Great White, Ocean Ramsey


Diver filmed with huge great white: sharks must be 'protected not feared'

Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher, came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recordedTwo shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told the Associated Press that she encountered the 20ft (6m) shark Tuesday near a dead sperm whale off Oahu. The even...
Tags: Animals, Environment, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Hawaii, Associated Press, Sharks, Ramsey, Oahu, Juan Oliphant, Hawaii Ocean Ramsey


Giant 21ft great white shark named Deep Blue spotted off coast of Hawaii

It was the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance for a team of divers to photograph themselves alongside Deep Blue, the notorious great white shark.  But, in the words of one commentator, the resulting headline could easily have read: "stupid human dies chasing a 20ft shark".  The female, one of the largest sharks ever recorded, was photographed feasting on a dead sperm whale nine miles off the coast of Oahu, a Hawaiian island.  It is only the third ever sighting of Deep Blue, who was last spott...
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, Hawaii, Telegraph, University of Florida, Sharks, Ramsey, Oahu, Deep Blue, Baja Mexico, Juan Oliphant, Michael Domeier, Marine Conservation Science Institute, Ocean Ramsey, REUTERS Deep Blue


Best things to do on Kauai

With so much that’s alluring about the Hawaiian Islands, it can be hard to choose which one island to visit. If it were up to us to decide your trip, though, we’d pick Kauai — the most underrated island in Hawaii and one of our favorite places to travel for 2019. It has a cool, low-key vibe and is an incredible places to surf. But maybe not everyone in your group surfs, or you aren’t sure what else there is to do. There’s in fact a lot to do in Kauai, and we’ve listed the 12 best options here...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Beach House, Walk, Kauai, All, Padi, Pali, Princeville, Hanalei Bay, Oahu, Poipu, Brennecke, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Pines


Divers spot giant white shark off Hawaii coast

An enormous great white shark -- believed to be one of the biggest on record -- has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers who took a swim with the predator. The 20-foot (six-meter) female shark -- bearing similar markings as "Deep Blue," the largest great white shark recorded -- made its surprise appearance on Tuesday, joining other sharks feasting on a sperm whale carcass off Oahu. "We saw a few (tiger sharks) and then she came up and all the other sharks split, and she started brush...
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Divers in Hawaii may have been swimming with biggest great white shark on record

Divers in Hawaii spotted several giant great white sharks off the coast of Oahu, including possibly one of the largest on record named Deep Blue.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Perkins+Wills University of Hawaii building is an eco-conscious beacon in West Oahu

The University of Hawaii West Oahu has gained a new Perkins+Will-designed addition that’s not only visually striking but also site-specific to Kapolei, a planned community on the island of Oahu. Created in collaboration with Hawaii-based KYA Design Group, the campus building offers a mix of workspaces and learning areas for students, faculty and staff. All parts of the University of Hawaii’s new Administration and Allied Health Building was inspired by the site context, from the siting of the b...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Hawaii, Schools, Balcony, Lanai, Ontario, Topsoil, Oahu, CMU, University of Hawaii, Kapolei, KTTC, West Oahu, University of Hawaii West Oahu


Largest great white shark ever recorded seen feasting on dead sperm whale near Hawaii

Divers near the Hawaiian island of Oahu made a rare discovery over the weekend, capturing close-up photographs of what’s believed to be the largest great white shark ever recorded in history. The predator — nicknamed “Deep Blue” and estimated to be 50-years-old — weighs in at 2.5 tons. Mark Mohler and Kimberly Jeffries saw the shark feasting on a dead sperm whale on Sunday, boldly swimming alongside the seven-metre giant and capturing stunning pictures of the experience.
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Massive Great White Shark Takes Lunch Break In Oahu As Divers Watch In Awe

Some consider Deep Blue to be one of the biggest great white sharks ever filmed.
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Review: Thrilling, doors-off Oahu helicopter tour with Magnum (P.I.) Helicopters

Oahu is beautiful to see from ground level, but viewing it from the air adds a whole new level of fascination. We gained a new appreciation for the island as we soared above with Magnum Helicopters. On our way to our helicopter tour, we were absolutely giddy with excitement. Of course a helicopter tour is exciting enough, but we were about to ride in the same helicopter that’s used in the new Magnum P.I. television series! We kept humming the show’s opening theme song throughout the day. After...
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With few GOP lawmakers, Hawaii Democrats create legislative factions, bills would require automatic recounts, looking back on false missile alert, lawsuit filed over Shark's Cove development, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Capitol interior ©2019 All Hawaii News Members of the progressive wing of the Hawaii Democratic Party will make a case this year for dramatic initiatives such as a $17 hourly minimum wage, legalization of recreational marijuana and single-payer health care, but it’s unclear whether their stodgier colleagues in the state Legislature will embrace those causes. Star-Advertiser.At least three state senators are drafting bills that would require automatic recounts in close election race...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, Gop, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii


5 Adventure Sports You Must Try In Hawaii

Hawaii is filled with gorgeous beaches with a unique culture and fantastic weather conditions. It is the perfect vacation destination in summers; although, the weather here remains warm throughout the year. Most of the people who go on a vacation to Hawaii do so because of the many sports they can indulge themselves in. If that is not your intention to visit Hawaii, you still cannot leave without trying out the many sports that this place is famous for. From skydiving to scuba diving, you can go...
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Top of golf now belongs to youth

Oahu musings: The best players in golf are no longer the longtime veterans            [Author: AP]
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State audit blasts Honolulu rail authority, Board of Education to re-vote on superintendent's contract, homeless coordinator defends progress, Hawaii's space defense plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Blistering audit blames political rush to construction for ballooning rail costs. The auditor documented $354 million in change orders related to Honolulu’s rail project. Hawaii News Now.Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says. Civil Beat.Premature contracts increased rail cost by $354M. Star-Advertiser.State Auditor: HART Increased ...
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DIY: Travel Inspired Art with Photoshop Elements

I’m just putting the finishing touches on my new office, and I wanted some original art on the walls. As you know I looooove to travel and I always take a lot of pictures when I’m someplace new! Last year I visited Oahu for a week and also had weekend getaway in Maya Riviera, Mexico. I love exotic botanicals so much so I took several pictures on my trips. To remind myself of these beautiful places, I turned them into original artwork for my office using Photoshop Elements. If you’re unfamiliar ...
Tags: Travel, Art, Crafts, Diy, Mexico, Oahu, Kailua, Brush Tool, Kinkos, Craft + Art Projects, Maya Riviera Mexico, Polygonal Lasso Tool


Hawaii feeling the shutdown strain, sole GOP state senator affirmed by Supreme Court, Gabbard criticizing Democratic colleagues, bacteria closes Oahu beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2019 All Hawaii News Shutdown strain could lead to longer airport lines. Working without pay for weeks. While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii. KITV.Impact in Hawaii likely to worsen as shutdown continue. The number of federal civilian employees in Hawaii that are either furloughed or working without pay 20 days after the government partially shut down has been tall...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, State, Honolulu


Vans Sets the Industry Standard in Sustainability for their World Cup of Surfing

From a Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii partnership to less public efforts at keeping beaches clean Walking along the Kaʻena Point Trail along the northwestern most point of Oahu is a beautiful sight—so long as you don’t look down. For when you do, you’ll find nearly endless stretches of bottle caps, disposable razors, toothbrushes and various shards of other plastics. Seeing the overwhelming and seemingly ordered fashion …
Tags: Design, Environment, Shoes, Sustainability, Nature, Culture, Hawaii, Surfing, Oahu, Industry Standard, Vans, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Vans Triple Crown, World Cup of Surfing, Kaʻena Point Trail


Hawaii House updates sexual harassment policy, expired tax credit costs millions, audit says DLNR mismanaged land fund, security cameras for Waikiki, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Press conference on House sexual  harassment policy PC:House Majority Hawaii’s House of Representatives has revamped its sexual harassment policy following pressure brought on by the #MeToo movement and resignation of former Rep. Joe Souki last year amid complaints by several women that he had made unwanted advances toward them, including sexual comments, touching and kissing. Star-Advertiser.Why Critics Say New House Sexual Harassment Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough. They say the policy is ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Francis, Kilauea, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Board of Education, Coast Guard, West Hawaii, Oahu, State House, Joe Souki


Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April. We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: date (or date range) – island – event. Where possible we link to the event. From those links you can find more details. Sometimes details are not updated until closer to the event. At the moment, dates and details haven’t been announced for a ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pacific Rim, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Kihei, Anahola, Oahu Events, Hawaii Big Island, Culture & History, Maui Events, Big Island Events, Kauai Events, Kuhio, Kauai Waimea Town


Obama encourages next generation at East-West Center, former Lt. Gov. Tsutsui to head Maui farm venture, Ige works to fill Cabinet, Jim Nabors' home sold, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Former President Barack Obama, courtesy Obama Foundation. Former President Barack Obama stressed the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders during a speech Sunday night at the East-West Center that harked back to his roots as a community organizer in Chicago. Star-Advertiser.Obama: ‘We Have A Deficit of Leadership And We Need New Blood’. The former U.S. president launched a program in Hawaii this weekend aimed at nurturing future leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Civil...
Tags: Travel, Obama, Barack Obama, Chicago, Asia Pacific, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Humane Society, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui Maui, Kailua Kona


Big Island: C'mon over, the Air is Fine!

For the first time in more than 30 years, Kilauea Volcano is not spewing vog—volcanic smog—and the air is pure and clean everywhere. The nastiness of vog has not been widely publicized, even though the air quality has been worse at times, in places,  than L.A. in the early 1960s. People were not only gasping in Kona, but also on Maui and Oahu, and even as far as the north shore of Kauai.  Now Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in Kona is feelin' the blues again. People 30 ye...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, Maui, Mauna Loa, Wailuku, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Kona, Hilo, Kilauea Volcano, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Wailuku River, Vog, Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer, Puna east Coast


Nude photos link Big Island firefighter to Honolulu deputy prosecutor's phone, lobbyist first to get medical aid in dying prescription, Honolulu Council in disarray, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jesse Ebersole, Katherine Kealoha Feds recover nude photos on Kealoha’s phone. When Hawaii County firefighter Jesse Ebersole pleaded guilty last July to lying about his relationship with former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, the federal prosecutor said investigators found Ebersole’s name on some of Kealoha’s credit card charges and had records of phone conversations between the two. Star-Advertiser.Evidence of affair between Katherine Kealoha and firefighter included sexually explic...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, United States, Hawaii, Associated Press, City Council, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Department, North Kona, Kaupulehu


Two excellent Hawaii travel deals to pounce on now!

Well 2019 has started with a couple of excellent Hawaii travel sales that we need to share! * Hawaiian Airlines has a fare sale on with roundtrip tickets starting from just $297! For this sale, you must book by January 8th for travel between Mondays through Thursdays from January 9 through March 13, 2019. * Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore has a great sale with every third night free! For this sale, you’ve got to book by end of day January 3 (today!) for travel dates between January 6 an...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines, North Shore, Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu Deals, Flight Deals & Airline News


Hawaii tourism depends on vacation rentals, Honolulu council leadership questioned in election dispute, new laws in effect, Molokai mule trail closed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beach scene ©2019 All Hawaii News all rights reserved Addicted To Airbnb: Hawaii’s Tourism Economy Depends On Illegal Vacation Rentals. While calls for a crackdown on short-term rentals grow louder, their rapid expansion accounts for a big chunk of the recent growth in the state’s largest industry. Civil Beat.When the final numbers roll in for 2018, it's likely to be another record year for visitor arrivals to Hawaii. But as people consider what that sector may look like in 2019 an...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Hawaii, Associated Press, City Council, Council, Kalaupapa, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Honolulu, The Supreme Court, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Hawaii Supreme Court weighs in on Honolulu council race, complaint filed over GOP campaign finance, media weigh in on top 2018 stories, new laws for 2019, more top state and local government news from all the Hawaiian islands

Diamond Head aerial view ©2018 All Hawaii News No fishing at Waikiki to Diamond Head shoreline in 2019. Environmental advocates like the idea of a closure, but think the time frame needs to be longer for it to be effective. KITV.More than two years after Gov. David Ige’s administration unveiled a 10-year, $378 million plan to escalate the state’s fight against invasive species, much of it remains unfunded and the governor plans to ask the Legislature to provide only a fraction of what was...
Tags: Travel, Gop, Hawaii, House, Volcano, Republican Party, City Council, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii News Now, Maui News


Biofuel and solar power projects help Army garner award

In Washington, a biofuel power plant at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and a solar power plant with energy-storage capability that went online this year at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, were among projects that helped the Army gain recognition in 2018 with an award from the Federal Energy Management Program. Schofield Barracks’ biofuel plant became operational in May. The biofuel plant provides power to Oahu during peak-demand periods. It has the capability to be decoupled from the grid in case of a g...
Tags: Washington, Army, Producer News, Biofuel, Oahu, McGhee, Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Redstone Arsenal Alabama, Schofield Barracks Wheeler Army Airfield


Navy issues EIS for sonar testing, training; Ige reappoints three department heads; Pearl Harbor stays open amid federal shutdown; more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale feeding, breeding zones. NOAA The U.S. Navy is moving forward with training and testing in Hawaii-Southern California waters after re-evaluating potential environmental impacts of their activities. “These military readiness activities include the use of active sonar and explosives at sea off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California,” according to the final EIS. Garden Island.Read the Navy's Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement/O...
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Foreign investment soars, owners to face fines for fake service animals, homeless qualify for Medicaid housing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu ©2018 All Hawaii News Amid already hot housing market, foreign investment in Hawaii properties soars. Decades after the collapse of the Japanese investment bubble, foreign investment in Hawaii is making a big comeback. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii to roll out database to track school repair backlog. The Hawaii Department of Education is rolling out an online database to track the estimated $868 million backlog of repair and maintenance projects in the public school system. Associated P...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Wailuku, Oahu, Margaret, Jan, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, U S House of Representatives, Garden Island, David Ige


Hawaii Supreme Court overturns public records exemption, feral cat feeding at harbors banned, Honolulu rail meets federal deadline, Maui Styrofoam ban to begin, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Feral cat feeding in Hawaii ©2018 All Hawaii News  Gov. David Ige has approved new rules for the state’s small boat harbors that prohibit camping and the feeding of feral cats at the harbors. Star-Advertiser.The backlog of repair and maintenance projects at Hawaii’s public schools is an estimated $868 million, roughly three times worse than what legislators were told in January. Star-Advertiser.For the first time since statehood in 1959, Hawaii’s population declined for two consecutive ye...
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