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Safeguarding ‘Anini Lagoon

Kaua‘i students are getting hands-on in efforts to safeguard ‘Anini Lagoon. For the last three years, Mr. Cohick’s Grade 7 science students have visited ‘Anini to help with a detailed study of the watershed and the lagoon.

Working with Reef Guardians Hawai‘i, they have conducted water tests to measure freshwater infiltration, as well as making GIS maps of the area. These Field Studies are a hands-on way for our students to learn about ecology, the interconnectedness of systems, and human impacts on coral reefs.

The non-profit Reef Guardians of Hawai‘i has stepped up its studies at ‘Anini after noticing declines in the ecosystem over the last few years. You can learn more about their work here.

‘Anini Lagoon is home to Hawai‘i’s longest continuous coral reef and is a breeding ground and nursery for many marine species.