Coastal Erosion on Maui, Hawaii (image) University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST Share Print E-Mail Caption This is an example of chronic coastal erosion threatening a building on the island of Maui. Higher average rates of erosion on Maui are due in part to higher rates of localized sea level rise compared to nearby Oahu Island. Credit Zoe Norcross-Nuu Usage Restrictions Photo may only be used with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.