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Mo‘okiha O Pi‘ilani

August 17, 2018

“He wa‘a he moku, he moku he waʻa – the canoe is an island, the island is a canoe.” The Mo‘okia O Pi‘ilani is Maui’s first voyaging canoe built in over 600 years, serving as a gateway into the world of Polynesian wayfinding and navigation. In partnership with Maui Ocean Center and Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Hui O Wa‘a Kaulua now offers tours of this historic canoe.

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Storm Drain Stencil

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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Native Intelligence

August 07, 2018
CREDIT MARK WHITE - Queen Neneue

Some may call it a superstition, but many Hawaiian proverbs bear more truth than fiction. For thousands of years, Hawaiians have carefully observed correlations between activity on land and in the sea, recording their findings orally in the absence of a written language. Their observations were preserved and passed down for generations through songs and chant, a testament to the brilliance of Hawaii’s native intelligence.

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Fishing For A Solution

August 07, 2018
MOCMI Fishing Line Recycling Program

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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Nautilus

About 66 million years ago, Earth experienced a mass extinction that wiped out nearly 75% of the world’s known species. Many of these prehistoric animals found a way to survive, evolve, and live among us today. Learn about these modern animals with ancient pasts.

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