• Monitoring a
    Precious Resource

    A Window into the Bio-Diversity of Molokini Crater

    Camera Feeds

Who are the Friends of Molokini?

"An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment."
- Sir David Attenbourough

A real-time, Bird's Eye View of the Bio-Diversity of Molokini. Funded by the Friends of Molokini, a Hawaiian Non-Profit Organization, devoted to research, education, conservation and preservation. Focusing on all animals that thrive on this precious resource. 

Why Do We Exist? 

“COVID caused a ‘natural experiment’ that dramatically reduced human presence, allowing us to see wildlife in a more pristine system.”
​-Dr Kevin Weng

It is our responsibility, to the future generations, that we preserve and protect the natural places that we respect as sources of life in the 'aina. To remain aware of the real-time conditions presented and to inform all those interested with a hope to provide a sustainable, safe and enjoyable experience of one of nature's most sacred spaces.

What Can We Do?

Using state of the art technologies, we are able to reduce invasive and non-sustainable behaviors. The Friends of Molokini provides material and financial support to emerging technologies that better enhance the conservational goals

Let's Talk Story!

A healthy conversation is extremely important to the common good. This little islet plays a big role in the ecology and economy of Hawai'i. Join us for LIVE chats and webinars from trusted voices. 

Molokini's Past

From the beginning of the Crater's existence to today. A time-line of events going back more than 230,000 years. We are constantly updating the running record...want to contribute?

Submit History

Spread the Word!

"Ko koå uka, ko koå kai."

From the Uplands to the Shore. We share the food and knowledge. Pass on what you learn. 

'A'ole i ke'ehi kapua'i i ke one o Molokini

One Does Not Know A Place Until They Go There

Share your Molokini Experience 

Past Photo Contest Winners


October 14th, 2022

John M.


October 7th, 2022

Jennifer P.


September 30th, 2022

Mike B.


Take a look at the characters of Molokini Crater
From reef fish to birds, from sharks to dolphins; each play a role in the Bio-Diversity balance.