Mahalo Nui Loa

We would like to thank everyone who has helped to inspire, educate, and promote stewardship of the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District. We are currently in the process of identifying new sources of funding to continue our program. Until then, keep up with the REEF surveys and continue to promote ocean awareness with aloha!

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Another Rare Occurance

It’s so exciting when people send photos of creatures they cannot identify!  This was seen on the east side of Oahu and apparently occures worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters.  This is the gigantic egg mass of the Diamond Squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus).  You can kind of tell how large it is from the size of […]

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A rare chub

It’s always cool to see new critters during a REEF survey.  Especially if you have no idea what it is!  I always take a camera with me just in case I find one of those critters.  Unfortunately I have not spotted anything interesting, BUT my friend Gavin is a great underwater photographer and he spotted a […]

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Prime Conditions

Once again, the weather conditions are looking perfect for a REEF survey.  There is a HUGE north swell (NE/NW) this weekend, so if you’re planning on snorkeling, the south shore is where you want to be.  And as a bonus, the winds are also coming in from the north!  So get out there and count […]

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Weekend Snorkeling!

Aloha!  If you’re looking for a fun way to spend you Hawaiian weekend, check out the MLCD in Waikiki.  It just so happens that the winds are shifting to light and variables AND there’s no south swell!  The conditions should be perfect for snorkeling!  And if you’re feeling adventurous, you could even do a REEF […]

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Wow! It’s been a long time!

Reef Watch Waikiki would like to appologize for not updating this blog more often.  We have been busy with surveys, monitoring, the holidays, and other cool projects.  Stay posted!  New posts will be updated weekly :)  Thanks for reading!

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Meet the newest addition to RWW Staff…

James Jackson joined Reef Watch Waikiki Staff in early March as our Nearshore Resource Monitoring Coordinator.  To know more about James follow this link to our staff directory. If you would like more information on how to become involved in our biological monitoring efforts please click here to contact James!

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OAT Training: Coconut Island

A fun finale to an educational month of Ocean Awareness Training (OAT)!  During the recent Windward OAT class, participants were invited to spend a day [...]

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A Thank You to our International Students

A special thank you to Choi Ho Joong, Kim Minyoung, Choi Jin Wook, Kim Yena, and Park Sun Hwa for spending their month on O’ahu volunteering with Reef Watch Waikiki!

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Black Point Critters

A few weeks ago I went snorkeling to help Ryan collect algae for his class (they’re doing pressings).  There’s a TON of algae at Black Point, but not so many critters.  There’s a fresh water source where there is a lot of bryopsis growing and you can find sap sucking slugs (Elysia ornata). We also spotted […]

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