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With years of experience in the propagation and care of corals, MOC Marine Institute is committed to expanding efforts to ensure the survival of coral reefs in Hawai’i.

Climate change and warming seas are the most significant global threat to coral reef ecosystems today. Already challenged by acidification, eutrophication, and sedimentation, higher than average ocean temperatures are taking a toll. MOCMI provides a haven for rare and endemic Hawaiian corals, creating a “coral bank” where corals can be propagated and grown with the goal of one day being transplanted back into the ocean.

Coral Bank: Maui Ocean Center


Coral Frag on Plug


Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute : Wet Lab

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