Reef ‘Not Too Far Gone’ to Benefit from Makai Watch
Source: The Maui News
January 23, 2011
Ocean lovers can spy on parrotfish, monitor water quality and participate in other scientific research through a program that aims to enlist the community to help protect a West Maui reef.
Kaanapali Makai Watch harnesses volunteers to conduct scientific surveys at the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, an offshore zone that runs from Hanaka'o'o Beach to Honokowai Beach Park. Plant-eating fish and urchins are protected in the area as part of an effort to stop algae growth from choking the reef.
Volunteers with the program also can assist with education and enforcement in the area.
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