Marine Naturalists

Meet our Ocean Educators
Meet The Team

MOC’s naturalists are some of the most experienced and educated scientists on-island. They can answer all of your questions about Maui’s incredible marine life, the natural history of the Hawaiian Islands, and even give you special tips and tricks on how to save the ocean from your own home!

Ocean Education Classroom

Dive in with Maui Ocean Center’s Marine Naturalists as they introduce you to Hawaiian words, cool creatures, marine-themed stories, and fun, at home crafts!

Creature Feature: Coral
Did you know?
Algae gives coral its color!

Corals have a symbiotic relationship with microscopic algae called zooxanthellae that live in their tissues. Algae provides the coral’s primary food source and gives them their color! Discover even more with our marine naturalists by visiting the virtual Ocean Education Classroom.

Virtual Presentations
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    Our Education Department has educational materials for both students and teachers over a range of ages and lesson topics.
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