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Exotic Fish Sighted At Hanauma Bay

Some of our very own Reef Watch Waikiki volunteers, who snorkel at Hanauma Bay quite frequently, have been seeing a fish that all of us have been curious about.  As always, we encourage you to send us your photos and questions!  None of us could find a positive ID in any of our Hawaiian ID […]

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SCUBA at Kahe

Check out these photos from Kahe this past Sunday!  I wish I could SCUBA, but my ears won’t let me!  These are from my boyfriend:

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KP2 Returns to the Waikīkī Aquarium

Marine Mammal Biologist, Leah Kissel, has returned to O’ahu with her new seal, KP2.  KP2 will join resident Maka’au at the Waikīkī Aquarium.  Both are males, but

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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

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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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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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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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Early Bird REEF Survey at Hanauma Bay

I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to do a REEF snorkel survey at Hanauma Bay.  We were in the water for about two hours and snorkeled the outter reef.  Life is so abundant past the buoys!  It wasn’t as clear and calm as I hoped it would be, but we still managed to get some […]

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