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Stories by Jim Haw

Hyperbaric Oxygen: A Spectrum of Emerging Treatments

Hyperbaric Oxygen: A Spectrum of Emerging Treatments

By Nathalie Sami and Janice Wong The hyperbaric chamber on Catalina Island at the USC Wrigley Marine Institute. Certified scuba divers are familiar with the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for decompression sickness treatment.

June 28, 2013 — Jim Haw
Challenges Facing Japan's Marine Fisheries

Challenges Facing Japan's Marine Fisheries

by Molly SullivanFor thousands of years, the sea has served Japan as a cultural and economic resource. The Japanese have made heavy use of the ocean surrounding their island nation, harvesting a host of marine organisms from sea cucumbers to whales.

June 26, 2013 — Jim Haw
Okinawa and the U.S. military, post 1945

Okinawa and the U.S. military, post 1945

By Lane JohnstonOkinawa has had a tumultuous history and a scattered identity throughout the twentieth century. As a Japanese territory before World War II, Okinawans did not ever fully adopted Japanese culture as their own.

June 19, 2013 — Jim Haw
A Persistent Case of Diabetes Mellitus in Guam

A Persistent Case of Diabetes Mellitus in Guam

By Amanda UngcoProud of their culture and successes, Americans have soaked up the American dream and have broadened their wings to influence the rest of the world.

June 13, 2013 — Jim Haw
An interconnected environment and economy- Shark tourism in Palau

An interconnected environment and economy- Shark tourism in Palau

by Brenna SchneiderAs a small, isolated island, the country of Palau has a limited number of income options. Today the tourism industry is a vital source of income for this nation state, as it makes up about 56% of Palau’s gross domestic product (GDP) (Vianna et al, 2012).

June 12, 2013 — Jim Haw
The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute in the East China Sea

The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute in the East China Sea

by Amelia Moura This figure shows the location of the islands in relation to China, Taiwan, and Japan. Map by Koo, 2010. The Senkaku/Diaoyu islands have a long, complex, history of sovereignty disputes.

June 7, 2013 — Jim Haw
The Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reef Health

The Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reef Health

By: Caitlin MartinCoral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on this planet. They are home to numerous species of marine life and offer a plethora of benefits both to natural ecosystems and to the human population.

June 5, 2013 — Jim Haw
The Status of Fisheries in China: How deep will we have to dive to find the truth?

The Status of Fisheries in China: How deep will we have to dive to find the truth?

By Justin PearceChina’s economy and population are growing rapidly. As their population increases, so does the demand for food. Feeding 1.3 billion people is no small feat, so being resourceful is essential; China has started looking everywhere possible for food, including the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers.

June 3, 2013 — Jim Haw
Stories by Jim Haw

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