Olowalu, Hawaii – Home to the Crown Jewel of Maui’s Reefs

Olowalu is approximately six and a half kilometres south of Lahaina and Olowalu reef and is known as the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Maui’s reefs. It is home to one of Hawaii’s most unique reef systems, which spreads across 450 acres. The reef is Maui’s biggest and it features an abundance of marine life and at least 24 different species of rare coral, some dating back 500 years.

Within the Olowalu Reef are turtle cleaning stations, areas where turtles congregate to have their shells cleaned by algae-eating fish and their skin picked clean of parasites.

SOURCES: 

  • https://www.prideofmaui.com/destinations/olowalu/
  • http://www.turtles.org/glossary.htm#clean_station

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Olowalu, Hawaii – Home to the Crown Jewel of Maui’s Reefs

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