Posts in Environmental Science
T1 Ocean Crossing Entry #1: High Spirits & Preparation

Our second open ocean crossing in 6 months, meet the new Trilogy ohana crossing crew who will be sailing our brand new Trilogy 1 back from St. Croix to Maui! With 4-6 weeks of ocean life ahead of them, morale is high and excitement is even higher…

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Blue'Aina with Eat Less Plastic and Aloha Kayaks Maui

Read all about our March Blue’Aina with Aloha Kayaks Maui (a returning sponsor!) and a non-profit that is near and dear to our hearts, Eat Less Plastic! Epic sunshine, views of the West Maui mountains, and crystal clear waters made for a perfect reef cleanup out on the water!

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Climb Aboard our Marine Science & Sailing Classroom, with Seabury!

Come along with us on 4-day adventure with the February 2019 Seabury Winterim! With squid dissections, sailing lessons, coral surveys, and more, the Trilogy team helped to deliver a week of learning and adventure for these bright-eyed students that is sure to be a fabulous memory for years to come.

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Blue'Aina with Malama Kai Foundation and Trilogy Excursions

A stormy start to our winter season here in Maui cut us a little break for our February 3rd underwater reef cleanup with Trilogy’s Blue’Aina and the Malama Kai Foundation! With some extra whale watching fun to boot, our volunteers set sail to Olowalu Reef for a day full of sun and fun (and cleaning!).

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Blue'Aina with Whale Trust Maui and Wiki Wiki Solar & Electric

Each year, Blue’Aina devotes one trip during Maui’s winter months for citizen science and education, typically focusing on the thousands of humpback whales that visit our warm waters. Kicking off 2019, our January Blue’Aina was hosted aboard the Trilogy I and delighted volunteers, non-profit recipients, and our sponsors to one truly epic educational Whale Watch!

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LANA'I BLUE'AINA WITH AMERICAN REEF COALITION & WAILEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The annual December Lana’i ocean & land Blue’Aina was a roaring success, blessed with beautiful sunny weather, eager volunteers, and 15 bags of trash collected! Read all about our fabulous sponsor and non-profit organizations, and our little surprise welcome into Manele Harbor on Lana’i!

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An Ocean Voyage with Eat Less Plastic & Trilogy's Blue'Aina Campaign

Read about the exciting new partnership between Trilogy’s Blue’Aina campaign and our friends at Eat Less Plastic, a team of researchers and voyagers dedicated to changing the future. As they embark on a four month long journey through the South Pacific, their research teams (plus a new addition!) will gather microplastic samples and conduct other ocean water testing in an effort to do their part to better our beautiful Earth.

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Sharks!

Every year, Discovery Channel fans count down the days until the coveted SHARK WEEK begins. Though the Discovery Channel does show the terrifying strength of these cartilaginous fish, it also does a lot to recognize the importance of sharks in the marine ecosystem. Many people consider sharks as evil, frightening, large, scary creatures however, it is important to  realize how vital sharks are to us.

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Blue'Aina with Sierra Club Maui & Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

What does sunshine, 60 volunteers, coral reefs, and sailing have to do in common? Our June Blue’Aina, of course! Read all about our featured June non-profit organization, the Sierra Club Maui, and our generous sponsors, the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and Trilogy Excursions, as we set sail up the coast of West Maui to the historic Cliff House!

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It's Turtle Time in Hawai'i

Get ready to fill your mind with all things turtle! Dive in and learn the ins & outs of our two most common species of sea turtles here in Hawai’i - the Green Sea Turtle (honu) and the Hawksbill (honu’ea). Summer is turtle season!

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Blue'Aina with Hawaiian Wildlife Fund & Fairmont Kea Lani

Always wanting to malama the aina, Trilogy Excursions has been a long time participant in Earth Day events, and for the last 5 years, the Fairmont Kea Lani has personally requested an Earth Day Blue’Aina, sponsoring the non-profit Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

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Understanding Maui's Wind, Weather, and Waves

When it comes to weather Hawaii is truly unlike anywhere else on the planet, and one of the most mystifying concepts for Maui visitors to wrap their head around is the way in which Maui's weather systems work. 

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Blue'Aina with Skyline Eco-Adventures & Punana Leo o Maui

Despite the rough weather this winter, we were thankfully met with the flattest, calmest of seas and sunshine. Our corporate sponsor, Skyline Eco-Adventures brought some eager volunteers to our sold out cleanup day, along with their donation of $1,000 to non-profit Punana Leo o Maui.

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8 Facts About Humpback Whales You Probably Never Knew

Today, research suggests that up to 12,000 whales could potentially visit Hawaii each winter—which is astounding progress from the dire figures a little over 40 years ago. What's more, is that in addition to the increase in numbers themselves, researchers have been able to learn valuable information about our favorite winter visitors.

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Voluntourism: A Green-Minded Match Made in Heaven!

High five, its vacation time! As you begin to dream of mai tai’s on the beach and how many swimsuits to pack for Maui, we want to introduce you to a new (heartwarming) trend that’s hitting the travel industry today – Voluntourism!

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Blue'Aina with Lehualani Center & the Kimokeo Foundation

Our March Blue‘Aina cleanup began with some unfortunate stormy weather that threatened to affix a raincloud over our day, but even that was no match for our volunteers’ outpouring of Aloha spirit. Sponsored by: Lehualani Center. Donation recipient: Kimokeo Foundation.

 

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BLUE'AINA WITH ALOHA KAYAKS MAUI & OCEANWIDE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Early last week, we took to the seas (and land!) again for our February 4th Blue‘Aina trip, hosting the non-profit organization Oceanwide Science Institute, and sponsored by one of our repeat favorites, Aloha Kayaks Maui.

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