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Year: 2018

Ma‘alaea Storm Drain Stenciling Event

August 15, 2018
Storm Drain Stencil

On Sunday, August 12th, Maui Ocean Center hosted a storm drain stenciling and cleanup event in Ma‘alaea, Maui. Joined by community volunteers, the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute, and honored guest Mayor Alan Arakawa, the collaborative effort resulted in 19 stenciled storm drains and 2,827 pieces of collected trash.

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Native Intelligence

August 07, 2018
CREDIT MARK WHITE - Queen Neneue

Some may call it a superstition, but many Hawaiian proverbs bear more truth than fiction. For thousands of years, Hawaiians have carefully observed correlations between activity on land and in the sea, recording their findings orally in the absence of a written language. Their observations were preserved and passed down for generations through songs and chant, a testament to the brilliance of Hawaii’s native intelligence.

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Fishing For A Solution

August 07, 2018
MOCMI Fishing Line Recycling Program

Negative interaction with fishing gear is the leading cause of sea turtle strandings in the Hawaiian Islands. To mitigate this threat, the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute created the Fishing Line Recycling Program, a community-focused initiative that seeks to reduce the number of marine life entanglement caused by discarded fishing gear.

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Nautilus

About 66 million years ago, Earth experienced a mass extinction that wiped out nearly 75% of the world’s known species. Many of these prehistoric animals found a way to survive, evolve, and live among us today. Learn about these modern animals with ancient pasts.

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Sunscreen Ban SB2571 Photo Courtesy Office of the Govenor

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige made history by signing Senate Bill 2571 (now Act 104) into law, becoming the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate chemicals. Here’s everything you need to know about SB2571.

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Coral Spawning Photo by Pauline Fiene

On Thursday, July 12, guests at Maui Ocean Center’s Incredible Corals: Night at the Reef event witnessed one of nature’s rarely seen phenomenon – coral spawning. (Photo by Pauline Fiene)

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Maui Fishpond

Maui Ocean Center and Maui Fishpond Association’s new Cultural Canoe Tour and Aquarium Package offers a unique Hawaiian cultural and ocean-centric learning experience.

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The Summer ‘Oama Run

July 02, 2018

Every summer, local families and anglers anxiously wait for the return of ‘oama in the thousands. ‘Oama fishing is a timeless tradition in Hawaii, a pastime that brings friends and families together for a memorable day on the water.

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Construction of the new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit Hall and 3D Dome Theater continues through the summer. View the recently inflated PVC balloon-like structure that will house the 3D theater.

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Storm Drain Stencil

Maui Ocean Center joins West Maui Kumuwai to stencil storm drains around West Maui to raise awareness about storm drain runoff and its impact to coral reefs. Learn about this new initiative and what you can do to help!

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