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Hanauma Bay has been recovering since closing in March, new research shows

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Video by Craig T. Kojima and courtesy video by Sarah Serevino
Hanauma Bay has been closed to the public since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 28
                                Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve was free of visitors while researchers did work in May.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 28

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve was free of visitors while researchers did work in May.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 28
                                Above, branches of a toppled Heliotrope tree framed Hanauma Bay in May.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 28

Above, branches of a toppled Heliotrope tree framed Hanauma Bay in May.

COURTESY HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY
                                Researchers filmed behavior of fish, including herbivorous manini (Achilles Tang) and uhu (parrotfish) that keep coral healthy by grazing algae.
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COURTESY HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

Researchers filmed behavior of fish, including herbivorous manini (Achilles Tang) and uhu (parrotfish) that keep coral healthy by grazing algae.

COURTESY HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY
                                The Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology has been conducting research on water quality, coral health and fish behavior in the bay.
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COURTESY HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

The Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology has been conducting research on water quality, coral health and fish behavior in the bay.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 28
                                Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve was free of visitors while researchers did work in May.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 28
                                Above, branches of a toppled Heliotrope tree framed Hanauma Bay in May.
COURTESY HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY
                                Researchers filmed behavior of fish, including herbivorous manini (Achilles Tang) and uhu (parrotfish) that keep coral healthy by grazing algae.
COURTESY HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY
                                The Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology has been conducting research on water quality, coral health and fish behavior in the bay.