How many snorkelers are too many? How many people can our reefs handle -- and under what conditions -- without experiencing damage or destruction? Maui Nui Marine Resource Council invites you
How many snorkelers are too many? How many people can our reefs handle — and under what conditions — without experiencing damage or destruction?
Maui Nui Marine Resource Council invites you to a free talk that will share methodology and findings from a carrying capacity study of Oahu’s most visited reef sites at Hanauma Bay.
Our featured guest presenters will be Sarah Jane Leicht Severino, Research Associate, and Ku‘ulei Rodgers, PhD, Principal Investigator of The Coral Reef Ecology Lab (at the University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology) who led the Haunama Bay study.
They will speak about CREL’s Hanauma Bay Biological Carrying Capacity study, which quantifies the extent of human influence and determines the acceptable limits of disturbance to the marine resources of Hanauma Bay.
When: Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center. Doors open at 5 pm.
Where: The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center
Hosted by: At Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly meeting.
Who: Free and open to all
What you need to know: Seating is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve, visit http://bit.ly/snorkelers
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii
192 Maalaea Rd