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A Look Back Through the Eyes of a...

March 06, 2017
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If you could go back to 1998, Maui would look a lot different than it does today: Lahaina is surrounded by sugar cane, Aloha Airlines flies overhead, and gas is only $1.64 per gallon. In the spring, Maui was about to get its first Aquarium. The new 3-acre Maui Ocean Center would open in Ma‘alaea, creating a new window into Hawaii’s underwater world. Over the next 19 years, Maui Ocean Center would witness waves of change in the surrounding marine habitats.

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While many of us struggle to get out of bed in the morning, a team of curators are already working hard at preparing Maui Ocean Center to open. Learn more about what’s known around here as morning maintenance.

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As the countdown to Valentine’s Day begins you may sense that love is in the air, but for one of the ocean’s largest swooners, the season of love has already been in full-swing.

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What role do humpback whales have in Hawaiian culture? Despite their popularity, some research suggests that another whale may have played a larger role than the mighty humpback.

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Reflecting on a Banner Year

December 30, 2016
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December is often a time to reflect, and for the team at the Maui Ocean Center this is particularly relevant as 2016 was a year of remembering the past as well as crafting a new path forward.

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No Gravy with this Turkey

November 25, 2016
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In the midst of holidays we often find a turkey at the center of the dinner table, but in the case of the Hawaiian turkeyfish, you’re best to leave the gravy and mashed potatoes at home.

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Symbiotic Relationships

November 09, 2016
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Author: Evan Pascual As we head into the holiday season, many people take the time to appreciate what they have in their lives while looking for ways to help those in need. But what about those little creatures that live in the sea? While they may not be able to say thank you, they definitely […]

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Hawaii is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches and frequently pictured as an ideal paradise. Despite being an island, Maui, like its neighbors, is susceptible to pressures including litter and other man-made debris that flows downstream and is deposited onto our beaches. Nevertheless, the good news is we can mitigate and even prevent these harmful additions to our marine environment.

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The Honu’s Lost Years

August 08, 2016
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A lot remains unknown during the “Lost Years” of a Hawaiian’s green sea turtle’s life, a period of drifting through the ocean.

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Planting Kalo

July 14, 2016

Author: Evan Pascual On Friday July 8th, Maui Ocean Center celebrated the planting of kalo, the Hawaiian name for taro. Taro is a vegetable plant, producing a starchy tuber oftentimes used to make poi. Kalo requires great cultivation and care; Hawaiian culture describes the relationship between farmers and their kalo as if the plants were […]

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