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New Northwestern Hawaiian Exhibit coming soon to the Waikiki Aquarium

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Waikiki Aquarium?s soon to be introduced Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Exhibit come from the 140,000 acre Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The single largest conservation area in the U.S., the monument is equivalent in size to the distance from Las Vegas to Dallas and is home to over 7,000 marine species, a quarter of which are found nowhere else on Earth. With access strictly limited, most people are unable to experience this place which has great scientific and cultural importance to Hawaii directly. Even the scientists and marine specialists gathering the fish and coral for the exhibit must all be EMS certified.  Andrew Rossiter (left, Waikiki Aquarium Director) and Richard Klobuchar (Aquarist/Research Support for Waikiki Aquarium) show the tank (that is now closed to the public) that the animals will be housed in.  It currently contains fish that can be found in Hawaii and the N.W. Hawaii Islands.  PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA.  APRIL 20, 2011.
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