CCRC friends Iain and Wulf weave through the treacherous coral heads of Aitutaki at 30 knots.

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Maui Jim supports CCRC whale research
Without our Maui Jim sunglasses, we couldn't do the work we do. At CCRC, we have used countless polarized sunglasses over the years, and none enable us to see whales and dolphins through the surface like our Maui Jims. The secret lies in their unique polarization technology, resulting in glare reduction unparalleled in other sunglasses. We rely on our Maui Jims so much we don't leave shore without at least one spare pair per researcher.

CCRC researchers require Maui Jim shades

1] Tikaroa speeds towards open water, his Maui Jim's enabling him to thread his way through the reef.
2] Nan's Maui Jims cut the glare on a cloudy day as she lowers a hydrophone to listen to a singing humpback.
Less Marsters' spots a humpback whale, aided by his Maui Jims.


4] Andrew Marsters guides a satellite tagged turtle back to sea.
5] The only time Nan takes off her Maui Jims is when she uses a lens with its own polarizing filter.
Nooroa and Hoyt measure a juvenile green turtle, their Maui Jim's cutting the high noon beach glare.

When we told Maui Jim about the fishermen of Palmerston, they readily offered shades for the community, which we delivered upon reaching the atoll in October. The fishermen of Palmerston gratefully received them, allowing them to see the treacherous reefs and elusive fish more easily through the water.

Palmerston Islanders with their new Maui Jims


Special thanks to Jim Elder of Maui Jim Northeast, the man who made it all happen!



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