Posts in Environmental Science
Blue'Aina with Whale Trust Maui and CJ's Diner & Deli

On January 7th, our 48 guests boarded Trilogy with extreme excitement for our first Blue‘Aina of 2018 - a recurring trip that has become such a crowd favorite that it sold out months in advance! Sponsored by Trilogy, their donation was made for the second year in a row to the Whale Trust Maui, a local non-profit organization.  Our food for the day was graciously donated by CJ’s Deli & Diner.

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Blue'Aina Makena Clean-up with RP Signs & Imua Family Services

On this Blue’Aina trip we got to do something we don’t normally do. We departed Ma’alaea Harbor on board Trilogy V and headed to the south shore of Maui. With a full boat of excited volunteers, everyone was anxious to malama a different part of Maui. The Corporate Sponsor for this trip was RP Signs, supporting the non-profit Imua Family Services. Food was provided by Trilogy Excursions

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Living a plastic free life . . .or trying to at least

Take a moment and think about all of the products you use or buy in one day. Now count the ones that are made of plastic or have a plastic component. Almost everything we use on a daily basis is composed of plastic. Plastic has become the product of our lives. Polyethylene, one of the most used plastics today was created in 1898.

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Blue'Aina Bags Plenty of Lahaina Land Trash!

Despite the 500 plus volunteers who came out and picked up over 300 bags of trash as part of the Lahaina Town cleanup just the previous week, our Blue’Aina crew still managed to find enough garbage around Lahaina Harbor to fill multiple bags. As part of every Blue’Aina outing, we take time to give back to the 'aina in addition to the ocean by collecting refuse left behind by the thousands of people who pass through. Once all the bags were collected and disposed of, we boarded TRILOGY I and made our way to Cliff House. After an hour of snorkeling, the only ocean trash we found was a plastic cup. ONE PLASTIC CUP! 

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Coral Bleaching 2016 - The Update from Maui

If you’ve put a mask on your face and taken a quick look around in the waters around Maui in the last 4 months, you’ve surely noticed the event that all of the world is talking about: the world’s third, and worst, global coral bleaching event.

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Trilogy's Blue'Aina Campaign and Joe Pluta Realty team up to clean the reef and raise $1000 for West Maui charity

Waves broke in the harbor channel. Volunteers picked up 4 large bags of trash from the Lahaina Harbor. It was the largest north swell of the winter season so far and the first Blue'Aina of 2016. 

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Maui Brewing Company and Trilogy Excursions’ Blue’Aina Event Raise Money for Maui’s Mooring System and Clean the Reef of Marine Debris

Marine debris is a problem that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Fortunately, there are people that are willing to do something about it. As a part of International Coastal Cleanup, the Blue ‘Aina Campaign hosted an underwater reef clean up at Mala Wharf on Sunday, September 20th, with 60 volunteers.

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Hawai’i’s state mammal- in danger of extinction?

The Hawaiian monk seal is our state mammal, native and found only here in Hawaiian waters. Heartbreakingly, it is extremely rare, with only an estimated 1100 individuals left in the entire population.

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