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October 01, 2020

Maui 10-Year-Old Grows 900 Plants to Protect Coral Reefs

Ten-year-old Abby Rogers of Maui has converted her backyard into a native plant nursery to help save coral reefs. Rogers is a volunteer with the Coral Reef Alliance, helping to grow native plants that will be transplanted at their stream restoration site in Wahikuli.
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September 05, 2020

Coral Reef Alliance Invites Volunteers to Support Their At-Home Planting Kit Project

Coral Reef Alliance is partnering with Down the Hatch for an at-home native planting opportunity for volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Volunteers will receive a planting kit needed to grow approximately 50 native plants.
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October 10, 2019

Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Protect Hawai‘i Cauliflower Coral

The Center reports that "Cauliflower coral coverage around Hawaiʻi declined by 36 percent from 1999 to 2012, and current conditions are expected to worsen that decline."
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August 21, 2019

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Habitat for Endangered Coral Species

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today against the National Marine Fisheries Service for alleged failure to protect 12 coral species.
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August 03, 2019

Bipartisan Bill To Restore And Conserve Coral Reefs

The Restoring Resilient Reefs Act authorizes five years of directed federal funding and technical assistance to states for the restoration and management of coral reef ecosystems.
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November 10, 2017

Maui Committee to Hear From Experts on Sunscreen and Coral Reef Damage

The presentation comes as the committee considers proposed legislation that would ban the use of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in Maui County.
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July 20, 2017

$715K Secured for Hawai‘i Coral Reef Protection

The funds will help improve management of coral reef ecosystems, support enforcement and promote understanding of the key threats at priority sites.
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May 10, 2017

Global Survey Leads to Plan for Coral Bleaching Recovery

Two summers of coral bleaching in waters around the NW and Main Hawaiian Islands have led to the development of Hawaiʻi’s 1st-ever Coral Bleaching Recovery Plan
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August 04, 2016

7th Annual Ridge to Reef Rendezvous, Aug. 6

This fun family-friendly event is free and open to the public, with a focus on watershed-scale conservation themes and information on what Maui residents can do to help coral reefs and fisheries.
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June 22, 2016

Maui ‘Ground Zero’ in Coral Reef Studies

With one of the most extensive coral reefs communities in Hawaiʻi, Maui County has been an especially important ground-zero for coral reefs studies.
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December 14, 2009

NEW SPECIES COMPARED TO SOMETHING OUT OF DR SEUSS

Research crews have again uncovered new species of coral and sponges in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  The species were located within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument near Nihoa Island. Scientists with the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory called the discovery “absolutely bizarre,” comparing some of the sponges to “something out of Dr. Seuss.” The discovery was... Read more »
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November 25, 2009

State to Expand Artificial Reef at Keawakapu on Maui

The state will be adding 1,500 concrete modules to Keawakapu Beach on Monday in an effort to expand an artificial reef located about a half mile offshore. The public is asked to stay clear of the area as crews from the Department of Land and Natural Resources work to deploy the “Z” modules beginning at... Read more »
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January 30, 2009

MAUI SHORELINE PROPOSED FOR PROTECTION AS KAHEKILI HERBIVORE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AREA

(by Wendy OSHER © 2009) A stretch of West Maui coastline is proposed for protection as a Herbivore Fisheries Management area. The nearshore waters from Keka’a Point near the Sheraton Resort to Honokowai Park to the north, are proposed for designation as the Kahekili management area. DLNR officials say the rule is intended to maintain... Read more »
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