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Maui Nui Seabirds: Mauka to Makai

Sep 23, 2022

This episode is a companion podcast for the Voice of the Sea Episode: Managing cats and saving native wildlife on Maui. Please view the documentary episode here:

In this episode the Maui Nui Seabird Project talks about the impacts of cats on the island of Maui. We discuss the nature of toxoplasmosis, how cats effect the native wildlife, and what are the best solutions for cats, communities, and island ecosystems. We are joined by Kenesa Duncan Seraphin from Hawaiʻi SeaGrants Voice of the Sea, Dr. Stephen Shuster from Northern Arizona University, and Darlene Rayhill from the Good Cat Network (

ʻUaʻu (Hawaiian petrel) and ʻuaʻu kani (Wedge-tailed shearwater) calls are heard throughout the podcase. Recording and mixing by Rob and Martin Frye.