Archive | December, 2010

Christmas Eve Survey

The conditions were perfect during Christmas Eve for a REEF fish survey in the MLCD!  The surf forcast was flat, the winds were Kona, and the sun was out!  All those conditions made for a calm and clear snorkel! Advertisements

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Happy Holidays!

The staff at Reef Watch Waikīkī would like to wish you a swimmingly cheerful Christmas and New Years!

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Surprise Visitor!

On Tuesday (December 14, 2010), we had a surprise visitor join us for our benthic habitat survey!  Just as we were about to enter the water, to begin the survey, we spotted a Hawaiian monk seal frolicking in the water.  It was about 15 feet northeast of the Queen’s Surf Beach groin.  The monk seal […]

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New Quiz! Am I Native, Endemic, or Invasive?

Test your knowledge of Hawaii’s native, endemic, and invasive marine life!

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More Fish Photos!

Underwater photography never gets any easier, but I always get excited when I get some good shots! All photos were taken in Waikīkī.

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Test your coral identification skills

Click the link below to see if you can identify a few common coral species found in Waikīkī

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More Benthic Surveys!

This week, we have been trying to complete as many benthic survey’s as possible.  But due to the weather, we had to cancel today’s survey….However, we completed two yesterday! Beth, Heather and I did one on the Diamond Head side and one on the Ewa side.  It was shallow and visibility was less than 10 […]

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A mutualistic relationship in Hawaiian waters

Mutualism: a symbiotic relationship that benefits both organisms The Hawaiian Cleaner wrasse is a little fish (about 4 inches long) endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and extremely important for maintaining the health of other reef fish. The brightly colored wrasse establishes cleaning stations in order to remove mucous, scales and ectoparasites from other fish. The […]

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Winter REEF Fest Sponsors

Who’s excited for the Winter REEF Fest party in January?!  For everyone participating, there will be prizes for all!!!  Some of our generous sponsors include Duke’s Canoe Club Restaurant and Barefoot Bar, Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beach Comber, Blue Planet Surf and more!  The last day is January 9th, 2011 so hurry up and rack up […]

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Afternoon Fish Survey

Yasmin and I snorkeled in the MLCD and attempted to photograph fish and also conducted a REEF fish count. For anyone interested in snorkeling during this time of year, I would suggest wearing a wetsuit because the water is freezing cold!

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