Research Trips

Four members of Mālama ‘Āina Foundation did a research trip Thursday, October 27, 2005 to the Oceanic Institute at Makapu'u on the east side of O'ahu. The Oceanic Institute is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Hawai'i Pacific University, whose primary function is to aid in the development and management of ocean resources through areas such as recirculating aquaculture and biotechnology. Their website can be found at

Gary Karr, Director of Communications and Education, explaining the life cycle of shrimp bred in a controlled environment.


Fish bred in Oceanic Institute's Finfish Department.

Project Director Mike Kahue explores a shrimp breeding tank with Cultural Coordinator Billy Richards, Science Specialist Chad Durkin, and Oceanic Institute's Gary Karr behind him.

Gary explaining to Mike the process of creating fish food in Oceanic Institute's Finfish Department.


Science Specialist Chad Durkin, Oceanic Institute's Gary Karr, and Cultural Coordinator Billy Richards.

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