Marine protected areas promote conservation of aquatic resources. Here in Hanauma Bay, the coral reefs receive special attention as a monitored and regulated beach. Efforts here are aimed at educating visitors on how to be mindful and responsible stewards of the sea. Because of the crowds, I don't go here often and more frequently hike the trail from above which allows me to peer into the entire bay at once, and see the reef structure as a whole. When I do swim here, I like to bring visitors to show them the diversity of marine species here in this uniquely sheltered coral cove.
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