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Tag: Coral Reefs

12 Ways You Can Save Our Seas This...

April 22, 2020

Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is a reminder of just how important it is to mālama ‘āina or care for and nurture the land so that it can give back and sustain us. Together we can keep our island environments beautiful and healthy! 1. Coral is a living creature. Avoid touching or stepping on coral. Instead, […]

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Rainforests of the Sea

October 08, 2018
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Beneath the ocean’s waves, coral reefs reign as ancient, complex, and living ecosystems that are often called the rainforests of the sea. Like tropical rainforests, coral reefs provide life and habitats for an array of plants and animals.

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The Coral Renaissance

July 03, 2017
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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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