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Located on the south shore of O‘ahu near the beautiful Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park, Kewalo Marine Laboratory is a world-class research facility specializing in the the study of the biodiversity and the effects of human activity on our precious local marine environment. Kewalo Marine Lab is one of two marine laboratories of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and provides support for University of Hawai‘i faculty and students, as well as visiting researchers from around the world. The four permanent University of Hawai‘i faculty run active, federally-funded research labs, train students, and perform community and outreach activities vital to our understanding of life in the marine environment. Kewalo Marine Laboratory is a unique and internationally recognized urban marine lab with access to the pristine coral reef ecosystems on the leeward coast and an invaluable resource for residents in the state of Hawai‘i.

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