Swaying palm tree MAUI OCEAN CENTER Swaying palm tree

These are pictures from the Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea Harbour, on the shouthwest shore of Maui. This innovative aquarium opened in March 1998 with many beautuiful exhibits, including a huge tank with hundreds of fish native to Hawaii. Reef sharks and 1 tiger shark also live in this well designed "pool". The Reef building has smaller tanks displaying various other marine species, including jellyfish, octopus, shrimp, and moray eels in addition to the usual reef fishes, large and small. Tidal pools and sea turtles can be viewed from above or through the glass. They are very friendly and will come right up to you, (but don't touch).
The hours of operation are 9-5, 7 days a week. There are 2 restaurants and a nice gift shop. Kama'ainas get a really good discount. So be sure to go by and check it out. You won't be disappointed. The phone number is 875-1962. They also have a website at: www.coralworld.com/moc

The entrance to the whale display, at the Maui Ocean Center. Green Sea Turtle at the Maui Ocean Center. A brave diver feeding fish in the Maui shark tank. Eagle rays swimming trough sunlight.

Have you seen the north shore town of PAIA?