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Category: Ka Mo’olelo Moana

Happy Birthday, Honu!

June 04, 2020

Author: Heather Walters The MOC ʻohana recently celebrated a very special occasion. Our six Hawaiian green sea turtle ambassadors, Kuʻuipo (Turtle 1), Kilakila (Turtle 2), Nohea (Turtle 3), Hohonu (Turtle 4), Makaʻala (Turtle 5), and Auliʻi (Turtle 6), turned two! Sea turtles are only with us for a short period of time at the beginning […]

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As the world panicked about not having enough antibacterial soap and sweat pants became the new work attire as stay-at-home orders went into effect- it might seem like a closed aquarium would be tranquil without guests, but Maui Ocean Center has been bustling with developments as we utilize this closure in positive ways, enhancing exhibits […]

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Mission: Shark Rescue!

May 12, 2020

Author: Heather Walters Typically when we talk about the marine life under our care, we’re referring to the marine life at Maui Ocean Center, but not always. Our mission extends to all of Hawaiʻi’s marine life—both at MOC and beyond. This past Wednesday, the all-encompassing kuleana, or responsibility, felt by Maui Ocean Center and MOC […]

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Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is a reminder of just how important it is to mālama ‘āina or care for and nurture the land so that it can give back and sustain us. Together we can keep our island environments beautiful and healthy! 1. Coral is a living creature. Avoid touching or stepping on coral. Instead, […]

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Author: Heather Walters Every year, thousands of visitors come to the Aquarium of Hawai’i to encounter Maui’s marine life up-close and in-person. While we remain closed to the public, we strive to mālama kekahi i kekahi, to take care of each other, and offer the next best thing through a host of online resources. The […]

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Maui Ocean Center Saddle Wrasse

In the vast Pacific Ocean, Hawai‘i’s coral reefs reign as one of nature’s greatest marvels, home to some of the world’s most unique marine animals. Beneath the waves where earth-toned corals are muted in color, the vibrancy is brought to life through its reef fish. These families of reef fish are more than ecologically significant; they serve as a living connection to Hawai‘i’s culture and past. From diet to ceremonial traditions, or music and the arts, reef fish are a longstanding cornerstone of Hawaiian society.

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Humpback Whale Mom and Calf, Mother's Day

There’s arguably no better place in the world to see humpback whales than Maui. Thousands of North Pacific humpback mothers, calves, and males are completing the first leg of their 6,000-mile, round-trip migration from Alaska to Hawai‘i. Humpback activity is heating up in Maui Nui with peak season quickly approaching, and we’re here to help you make the most of the 2020 whale season!

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Ornate Wrasse

Given the number of marine animals with festive names and traits synonymous with the holidays, it’s not difficult to imagine what Christmas would look like on the reef. In the spirit of the season, here are our top picks of animals that creatively remind us of the holidays.

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Against the Current

November 02, 2019
'O'opu akupa

Hawai‘i’s freshwater streams are home to five endemic gobies known as ‘o‘opu found nowhere else in the world. These stream-dwelling animals have the incredible ability to travel from sea to stream, while some species scale massive waterfalls. But the ‘o‘opu must navigate through turbulent waters on their long road to recovery, the result of stream diversion and channelizations in Maui.

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Coral Reef Alliance, Watershed Management

“Ridge to Reef” is a cultural and ecological understanding that what happens in the mountains can affect the ocean below. Learn how the Coral Reef Alliance, its partners, and volunteers are using Best Management Practices to mitigate the effects of sedimentation on coral reefs in West Maui.

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