During field studies on Maui, our USGS team set up workspace at the Maui Ocean Center for building and deployment of field equipment. The MOC is a very nice aquarium, and I highly recommend a visit if you're ever on the island. Photos by S. Cochran and M. Field.
Above Left: Landscaping and some of the tanks that are outdoors at the Maui Ocean Center.
Above Right: Our USGS team workshop behind the scenes at the Maui Ocean Center.
Below Left: The Alyce C with captain Joe Reich arrives at Ma'alaea Harbor from Moloka'i to assist us with our work.
Below Right: The USGS gang preparing to deploy some instruments off Maui.
Left: Baby damselfish hiding in a diadema sea urchin.
Below Left: Eagle ray.
Below Right: This cute frogfish took up residence on our instrument tripod. He was a little miffed when we pulled the tripod at the end of the season.
Right: Soaring green sea turtle.
Below Left: Green sea turtle resting.
Below Right: Green sea turtle up close.
Left: Pennant butterflyfish.
Below Left: Raccoon butterflyfish.
Below Right: Moray eel.
Right: Pocket of solitary fungia spp. coral tucked in other corals on the reef.
Below Left and Below Right: Olowalu Gulch on west Maui.
Left: Olowalu Stream.
Below Left: USGS stream gage on Olowalu Stream.
Below Right: Beautiful home on Olowalu coast, available for weddings etc.
Right: Ruins of old Olowalu Sugar Mill platform.
Below Left and Below Right: Ruins of old Olowalu Sugar Mill.
Left: Signage near Olowalu boat ramp.
Right: Beautiful three palms near Olowalu boat ramp