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Category: News & Events

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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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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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 has appointed Toni Rojas as the new Director of Marketing. Dynamic and community-centric, Rojas joins the Aquarium as an award-winning, results-driven executive strategist with proven performance in Hawai‘i sales. With a skillset ranging from business development to marketing communication, Rojas is renowned for her creative approach to community engagement.

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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 ambassadors of their species. They are now embarking on their new chapter of life in the open sea.

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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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