Waikiki Aquarium unveils new partnership

Allen Tom
Allen Tom

WAIKIKI (KHNL) - It's known as a place for viewing wildlife in our waters, but Sunday evening, a new partnership was unveiled at the Waikiki Aquarium.

The National Marine Sanctuary will start a partnership with the aquarium to help protect the islands' natural resources.

Using the aquarium as a window to the fish, corals and mammals found in the sanctuaries.

Those attending the event also got to take a trip to remote corners of the planet to see habitats from around the world, including Hawaii's Marine Sanctuary.

"I'm very excited about it, we have a lot of great things that I believe will be happening at the aquarium in this upcoming year including a new display on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands which of course is the Papahanamokuakea National Marine Monument, so it's a very exciting time for this place. Our program's really excited to be a part of it," said Allen Tom, National Marine Sanctuary Program Director.

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