Archive | October, 2011

NWHI Exhibit at the Waikīkī Aquarium

If you haven’t had the chance already, you should take a couple hours out of your day to visit the Waikīkī Aquarium.  Not only is it one of the oldest aquariums in the nation, but it is also well known for growing corals Advertisements

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Peculiar Looking Organism

While snorkeling on the Ewa side of the MLCD, in the waters inside the groin (not the outer reef)  I spotted this odd looking organism living/growing in a Cauliflower coral.  I have never seen anything like this before, so if you have any ideas, please comment!  🙂

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Finally…

another of life’s firsts.  First day of school, first crush, and then today after years of trying to spend more time in the ocean than on land … first shark sighting!  It was a white tip reef shark just beyond the groin separating the east and west halves of the MLCD.  It swam within 10 to […]

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Say Hello to Our New Year-Round Intern

Stacey Obra, Hawai’i Youth Conservation Corps Intern Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, Stacey spent the first seven years of her life recreationally enjoying the beautiful resources that Hawai’i has to offer. At age seven her family relocated to Portland,

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Sea Cucumber Poop

Recently, I was lucky to encounter a rare occurrence in the MLCD. While I have encountered sea cucumber “poop” before, until yesterday I had never actually caught one in the act!  Here is a rare photo of a sea cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana) excreting. Sea cucumbers have an amazing ability to make beaded sand jewelry! Sea cucumbers are detritus […]

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Weekend in the MLCD

With such calm surf, Waikīkī was the place to be last weekend.  The highlight Saturday was being surrounded by about 15 or more Bluefin Trevally (omilu).  The only thing the fish in this school were studying was me.  After they circled me about 3 times and left, a barracuda approached.  First time in the ocean […]

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The fish with human-like molar teeth

Most fishes have teeth.  After all, they need them to eat!  But there is one fish species in Hawaiian waters that have teeth that resemble human molars.  It’s sort of like a snapper, can you guess what it is? 

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