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In Hawaiian, Mauka means inland or near the mountains and Makai means oceanside. This blog will cover environmental topics related to inland and coastal areas and everything in between. We’ll also cover marine topics. In fact, we’ll probably cover a lot of issues related to the ocean (kai in Hawaiian) since that’s where our passions lienot to mention our expertise.

We want to get people psyched about science and the environment. We want to make science social—not a social science like psychology, sociology and economics—but a social experience. In other words, we want people to talk about this stuff at cocktail parties and with their running buddies…and everywhere in between.

Mauka to Makai is written by two marine biologists/writers, Kelsey Abbott and Peter McDougall.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ted Amazeen permalink
    February 9, 2008 3:18 pm

    I was shocked to read that cotton absorbs 25% of the world’s pesticides – I always thought of cotton as “pure.” How naive.

  2. Jill D permalink
    February 27, 2008 3:42 pm

    I LOVE your website! Nice job guys!

  3. Amy Gubbins permalink
    April 6, 2008 8:52 pm

    Found your website really interesting! I look forward to reading more!

  4. clint willis permalink
    May 20, 2008 7:06 pm

    great job guys. is a really disgusting geek a nerdle?

  5. Brian Branstetter permalink
    November 11, 2008 3:18 am

    This site is beautiful and informative! ‘m addicted!

  6. June 1, 2009 1:25 pm

    Love the site name 🙂

  7. July 11, 2009 8:20 pm

    Well I just landed here and your “about” page has me signing up to “follow” and looking forward to reading some very interesting posts! 🙂

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