Maui Ocean Center aquarist Brandon Escareno pauses from his morning feeding duties to share a silent moment with sisters Skylin Keller, 5, and Evyana Keller, 2, of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Wednesday in Maalaea. The girls’ mom said the center’s Shallow Reef exhibit was a far cry from home where there was still snow on the ground when they left to come to Maui.
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A wave splashes on Honoapiilani Highway near the 13-mile marker in Ukumehame during a high tide in October last year. The state Department of Transportation is looking to move mauka two sections of highway in Ukumehame and Olowalu that are especially vulnerable to high tides and sea level rise.
Sweeping past toppled trees, high tide deposits sand on Honoapiilani Highway in Olowalu last October. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos