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The Coral Renaissance

July 03, 2017

Under a sky of fluorescent lights, young corals rest in a trough of seawater. The only sounds are of flowing water and bubbles churning at the surface. But all is calm in this sanctuary known as the Aquarium Lab where Hawaiian corals grow unrestricted by the barriers of climate change or dangers posed by anthropogenic influences. While they currently live in a controlled environment, these corals are being groomed for a special purpose and mission.

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Kimi Werner

April 20, 2017

A local Maui girl, U.S. National Spearfishing Champion, certified culinary chef, award winning artist – there’s nothing short of amazing in the life of Kimi Werner. But for someone who has accomplished so much and ascended to the top of the free diving world, you’ll never come across someone as authentic and down to earth as Kimi.

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While many of us struggle to get out of bed in the morning, a team of curators are already working hard at preparing Maui Ocean Center to open. Learn more about what’s known around here as morning maintenance.

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Humpback Whale Competition Pod

As the countdown to Valentine’s Day begins you may sense that love is in the air, but for one of the ocean’s largest swooners, the season of love has already been in full-swing.

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What role do humpback whales have in Hawaiian culture? Despite their popularity, some research suggests that another whale may have played a larger role than the mighty humpback.

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Symbiotic Relationships

November 09, 2016

Author: Evan Pascual As we head into the holiday season, many people take the time to appreciate what they have in their lives while looking for ways to help those in need. But what about those little creatures that live in the sea? While they may not be able to say thank you, they definitely […]

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Hawaii is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches and frequently pictured as an ideal paradise. Despite being an island, Maui, like its neighbors, is susceptible to pressures including litter and other man-made debris that flows downstream and is deposited onto our beaches. Nevertheless, the good news is we can mitigate and even prevent these harmful additions to our marine environment.

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The Honu’s Lost Years

August 08, 2016

A lot remains unknown during the “Lost Years” of a Hawaiian’s green sea turtle’s life, a period of drifting through the ocean.

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As hungry humpback whales begin heading north to feast on krill and other delicacies, whale season comes to an end here in Hawaii. But what exactly is krill and how sustainable of a food source is it?

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Unless one is diving or snorkeling on a regular basis, it’s all too easy to forget how incredible the marine life in the surrounding ocean truly is. Busy with our own lives, we can lose our sense of wonder and start taking these marvels for granted.

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