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Maui Ocean Center Takes Virtual Plunge into Underwater...

February 28, 2019
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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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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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Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii has recently been named among the “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor 2018 Travelers’ Choice, an annual award that highlights the top travel destinations and companies around the world.

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Maui Ocean Center is proud to announce the newest addition to its sea turtle ‘ohana: six Hawaiian green sea turtle hatchlings. The hatchlings were relocated from a nesting colony at Sea Life Park Hawaii to the Aquarium where they will reside for the next two years as ambassadors of their species until their release to the ocean.

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On August 30, 2018, Maui Ocean Center released two Hawaiian green sea turtles into Maui’s coastal waters. These honu (turtles) were hatched at Sea Life Park Hawaii and raised at Maui Ocean Center as ambassadors of their species, educating guests about Hawaii’s sea turtles and the challenges they face in the wild.

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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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Fishing For A Solution

August 07, 2018
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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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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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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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