Archive | November, 2010

Midway motivation for the Winter REEF Fest Competition

Here is an easy and yummy way to stay motivated and earn 4 points for the Winter REEF Fest Competition: I am bringing pumpkin scones! What is everyone else going to bring? Advertisements

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Weekend Snorkel in the MLCD

I decided to do a fish survey in the Waikīkī MLCD this weekend and identified 40 species of fish!  Some of the species I saw were the Pearl Wrasse, Fourspot Butterflyfish, Barred Filefish, and the rare Lagoon Triggerfish!

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What does turbidity mean?

As defined on NOAA’s National Ocean Service Education website, turbidity is “essentially a measurement of how cloudy or clear the water is, or, in other words, how easily light can be transmitted through it.” To learn more about turbidity, visit the NOAA page about Turbidity.

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Time to start racking up points!

The Winter REEF Fest is going on right now and there are two great opportunities for you to accumulate points before December. Here are the details:

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Explore The Ocean with Google Ocean!

With Google Ocean, you can now follow us into the water where you’ll see posts embedded with images and videos about some of the fascinating residents of the Waikīkī Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD), such as the humuhumunukunukuapua’a and cauliflower coral.  Coming soon, you’ll also

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Winter REEF Fest Update

Tis the Sea-son for some Fish Watcher fun! The Winter REEF Fest began on November 5th and it will end on January 9th. All you have to do to register is either email me at heather@reefwatchwaikiki.org or register on our facebook page. After you register, you can earn points in several different ways: Post a […]

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Help Us (& You) Win Literary Ocean Loot

Chronicle Books has just launched a Happy Haul-iday promotion that we can’t resist. Here’s the deal: by posting a list (here on our blog) of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that we’d like to haul in, we are automatically entered into a drawing to WIN our list of books. If we win, one of our readers who comments on the post will win the list, too!

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Photo survey results

The water was warm, the skies were blue and we even spotted some special marine creatures: an octopus and a slipper lobster! During the survey today, Lynn and Cassidy both took pictures of the quadrats and other marine life. Yasmin filmed the process and also took pictures with our little Canon camera. While all of […]

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Benthic habitat survey today at 2pm

Later this afternoon, Lynn, Yasmin, Cassidy and I are going snorkeling in the Waikīkī MLCD to test the benthic habitat monitoring protocol. Today, we have three goals: Film and take pictures of the entire process of laying a 25m transect line and completing the two different surveys Conduct photoquadrat surveys with two different cameras to compare […]

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I never knew so many critters lived in tide pools…

Last Friday, Beth and I ventured over to the tide pools in Ka Iwi State Park near Sandy Beach. After Beth gathered pictures of different limu species, I experimented with various camera settings to capture the cool tide pool critters. Here are my results:

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