Archive | May, 2011

Sharks Cove REEF Survey

Some photos from a REEF survey I conducted this weekend at Sharks Cove on Oahu’s North shore.  All photos by Ryan Tabata. Advertisements

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Tour of Coconut Island (Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology)

The volunteers of Reef Watch Waikīkī were lucky to tour Moku o Lo’e, known more widely as Coconut Island, in Kāne’ohe Bay. The island is surrounded by a small Marine Protected Area (MPA). On the boat ride from He’eia Kea Small Boat Harbor, volunteers completed a plankton tow in the bay using a plankton net […]

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Happy Inverts

Who said urchins couldn’t smile?  🙂

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Turtles

I spotted some giant turtles on the North shore yesterday!  If you have any recent Waikīkī honu sightings to report, please share them in the comment box below.

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Cancelled REEF Fish ID Class

The REEF Fish ID Class from 9-12 this morning is cancelled due to the weather and surf conditions. Please send an email to Heather@reefwatchwaikiki.org if you would like to attend one of the following Fish ID Classes: Event Date Location Time REEF Fish ID Class and Snorkel Survey May 18 Queen’s Beach near lifeguard tower […]

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Sea Urchin Breeding

Sea urchins are probably some of the most under-appreciated residents of the reef.  After all, we are taught to stay away from their sharp, sometimes poisonous, needle-like spines right?  Yet, sea urchins are important to the well-being of reef communities.  They are herbivores and eat algae and seaweed.  On reefs, they keep the amount of algae […]

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