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FISHmas Critters

December 10, 2015
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With Christmas just around the corner, visions of candy canes and Christmas ornaments may be dancing in our heads. A holiday mood must have prevailed when certain sea creatures were named, or perhaps the creatures themselves conjured images synonymous with this special time of year.

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Imagine you are a small shrimp scooting along the shallow sandy bottom when you’re suddenly faced with a broad mouthful of needle-sharp teeth, surrounded by what appears to be a nightmarish flame orange grin! You have just run into one of the 15 species of lizardfishes (‘ulae in Hawaiian) known to inhabit Hawaiian waters. This […]

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Growing up is no easy task. As a child, we quickly outgrow our clothing and shoes until we become adults. During adulthood, many of us move out from an apartment to a larger house, and those who decide to have a family may trade in their hot rod muscle car for a safer family sized […]

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We’re delighted to introduce to you Tapani Vuori, new General Manager at Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium. You may recognize him as a familiar face from the Aquarium’s Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop, where he was the director of retail since 2002, and later with front gate admissions. After a total of twelve years […]

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