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Transient Tales: The Story of Symbiosis
Transient Tales depicts the stories found beneath Maui’s waters. Under the ocean’s surface, there are both locals and travellers. Some migrate to these warm waters of Hawaii to nurse new life. Symbiosis describes how living beings interact with one another, whether it is mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic. This mural guides you on a journey to notice natural connections that often go unnoticed. They show how diverse, fragile, and significant each living thing is. They all need each other to maintain balance in their ecosystem. In this piece, 2 species of birds, 2 species of reptiles, 3 species of mammals, 28 species of fish, 11 species of invertebrates, and 2 species of algae can be found. Notice below the interactions between each species. This mural depicts a few symbiotic relationships, but there are many different relationships in nature that contribute to healthy ecosystems. Natural connections can be found everywhere, if one looks close enough.
Read more about behind the scenes here:
Maui Mural: Transient Tales. The Story Behind the Name
I made an Identification Poster to go along with the mural. You can find a hard copy at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. You can also download your own copy here:
Transient Tales ID Poster
For each sale, a portion of the profits will go to forest restoration and ocean exploration non=profit organizations.
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