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The drastic reduction in visitors coming to Hawaii has afforded scientists a unique opportunity to see how one of the state’s most popular natural attractions fares without a human presence.

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Prior to the COVID-19 crisis and shutdown, Hanauma Bay on Oahu drew approximately 3,000 people every day. The City & County of Honolulu closed the marine preserve back in March and the public has been asking when it will be reopened.

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City officials reopened Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve on Thursday after testing showed bacteria in the water of the beach park had dropped to safe levels.

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City parks officials are planning to close Hanauma Bay Wednesday after the state health department found bacterial levels exceeded its established threshhold.

City Closes Hanauma Bay After Influx Of Box Jellyfish

Mar 29, 2019
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The city Department of Parks and Recreation closed the beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve today due to an influx of box jellyfish.

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