Conservation International has finalized the 2018 Ocean Health Index for Hawaii.  The final score was 74 out of 100 with Livelihoods & Economies, Offshore Fisheries, and Sense of Place scoring relatively well. Coastal Protection was the lowest scoring goal, followed by the Habitats sub-goal of Biodiversity, the Mariculture sub-goal of Food Provision, and Sustainable Tourism. There ...
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The Marine Mammal Center officially opened the Hawaiian  Monk Seal  Hospital, Ke Kai Ola, on September 2. The new $3.2M facility will play a critical role in rescuing and caring for monk seals, an endangered species of which there are fewer than 1,100 animals.  

The Marine Mammal Center has successfully completed fundraising for the Hawaiian monk seal hospital, Ke Kai Ola. The initial construction phase of the $3.2 million facility, located at NELHA,  is completed. The facility is expected to start operations in summer 2014. The Hawaiian monk seal species is nearing extinction as there are fewer than 1,100 ...
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The Marine Mammal Center new Kailua Kona monk seal hospital is approaching completion of its Phase 1 construction.  Follow construction progress at the Monk Seal Hospital website.