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Author: Evan Pascual

Helping Hawai‘i’s Honu

May 06, 2019
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Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute (MOCMI) coordinates the response and rescue of sick, injured, and distressed sea turtles on the island of Maui in partnership and collaboration with NOAA Fisheries. Learn what you can do to help reduce the threat of accidental interactions.

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“Mac Nut” the Giant Grouper is a recent addition to Maui Ocean Center, but her origin began on the Island of Hawai‘i. Raised at an aquaculture facility and a resident at a local resort, Mac Nut’s journey to the Maui Ocean Center brought with her an opportunity for guests to see and learn about one of Hawai‘’s lesser-known fish species.

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Maui Ocean Center opened the new “Humpbacks of Hawaiʻi” Exhibit & Sphere! The first-of-its-kind-in-Hawaiʻi 3D sphere marks a new era in the confluence of technology and marine observation, using underwater videography and 3D imaging to give viewers a glimpse at these creatures’ behaviors beneath the surface.

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Maui Ocean Center’s Humpbacks of Hawai‘i Exhibit & Sphere will debut on February 10, 2019. The multi-million Sphere marks a new era in the confluence of technology and marine observation, enabling guests to experience the mystery and majesty of humpback whales as no one has before.

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Whale Trust Maui is a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public awareness of whales and their environment. Learn about Whale Trust’s latest initiative in studying the humpback whale song, upcoming Whale Tales event, and more.

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Kaho‘olawe Exhibit

January 15, 2019
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Maui Ocean Center recently unveiled its newest exhibit, Kaho‘olawe: A Story of History and Healing to raise further awareness of the culture, geography, history, and restoration of the island. The exhibit evokes the power and capacity to effect change and hope for the future of Kaho‘olawe.

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As Christmas approaches, Maui Ocean Center’s Head Aquarist Nadine is making her list and checking it twice! Find out which animals made Nadine’s Naughty or Nice list.

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The Muralist and the Whale

November 14, 2018
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Waterman, community leader, and skilled painter – muralist Hilton Alves brings humpback whales to life through his artwork at Maui Ocean Center in anticipation of opening the new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & 3D Sphere.

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Taste of Kohola

Maui Ocean Center’s Taste of Koholā Brewery fundraising event raised over $3,000 to benefit the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute (MOCMI) and Maui’s Voyaging Society, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua. The 21+ over event featured six Koholā Brewery craft beer, live entertainment by local musicians, celestial navigation, and more.

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Rainforests of the Sea

October 08, 2018
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Beneath the ocean’s waves, coral reefs reign as ancient, complex, and living ecosystems that are often called the rainforests of the sea. Like tropical rainforests, coral reefs provide life and habitats for an array of plants and animals.

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