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Against the Current
In central Maui, the winds of Kili‘o‘opu o Waihe‘e quietly sweep through the flora and fauna of the sculpted ridgelines and lush valleys. The storied waters that carve through Waihe‘e Valley a...
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Conservation
Coral Reef Alliance, Watershed Management
In September 2015, ocean water temperatures reached sustained levels that catalyzed unprecedented coral bleaching worldwide. Hawai‘i’s corals were devastated with some areas experiencing up to a 5...
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News
Maui Ocean Center Appoints Toni Rojas as Director of Marketing
“We are pleased to welcome Toni to the team,” said Tapani Vuori, Maui Ocean Center’s General Manager, “She is joining us at an exciting time as we continue to grow Maui Ocean Center as a world...
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Animals
Grey Reef Shark Pups Born at Maui Ocean Center
Exhibit curator, diver, and aquarist, the Maui Ocean Center curatorial team is divided into different roles but collectively serve a single purpose: to be caregivers for the marine life at the Aquariu...
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Animals
News
Maui Ocean Center Releases Four Sea Turtles Off Maui’s Coast
Yesterday afternoon, Maui’s waters welcomed the addition of four new Hawaiian green sea turtles. These turtles were raised at Maui Ocean Center for the past three years where they served as ambassad...
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Animals
'Opihi. CREDIT: LILY SOLANO, MAUI OCEAN CENTER EDUCATION DIRECTOR
‘Opihi picking is a dangerous dance between the rocks and surging sea. Within seconds, the horizon disappears as a wave crashes against the rocks with a thundering force. The eruption of seawater en...
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Cultural
Maui Ocean Center Shallow Reef
The kumulipo states that life began with the coral polyp and as more life was born, it became more and more complex. It is believed that coral is an akua, or deity, that may be responsible for both li...
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Education
Portuguese Man-O-War Sea Jelly
A breeze sweeps sand across the beach, the ocean radiates a gradient of turquoise and blue, and the sound of the waves breaking is echoed by the laughter of nearby beachgoers. It’s a seemingly perfe...
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Animals
Humpback Whale Mom and Calf, Mother's Day
Remember when mom told you to always look both ways before crossing the street? Eat your vegetables? Be home before dark? Moms are amazing. They nurture us, keep us out of trouble, and are always ther...
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