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Mahalo Nui Loa

We would like to thank everyone who has helped to inspire, educate, and promote stewardship of the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District. We are currently in the process of identifying new sources of funding to continue our program. Until then, keep up with the REEF surveys and continue to promote ocean awareness with aloha! Advertisements

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Another Rare Occurance

It’s so exciting when people send photos of creatures they cannot identify!  This was seen on the east side of Oahu and apparently occures worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters.  This is the gigantic egg mass of the Diamond Squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus).  You can kind of tell how large it is from the size of […]

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A rare chub

It’s always cool to see new critters during a REEF survey.  Especially if you have no idea what it is!  I always take a camera with me just in case I find one of those critters.  Unfortunately I have not spotted anything interesting, BUT my friend Gavin is a great underwater photographer and he spotted a […]

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Prime Conditions

Once again, the weather conditions are looking perfect for a REEF survey.  There is a HUGE north swell (NE/NW) this weekend, so if you’re planning on snorkeling, the south shore is where you want to be.  And as a bonus, the winds are also coming in from the north!  So get out there and count […]

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Weekend Snorkeling!

Aloha!  If you’re looking for a fun way to spend you Hawaiian weekend, check out the MLCD in Waikiki.  It just so happens that the winds are shifting to light and variables AND there’s no south swell!  The conditions should be perfect for snorkeling!  And if you’re feeling adventurous, you could even do a REEF […]

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Wow! It’s been a long time!

Reef Watch Waikiki would like to appologize for not updating this blog more often.  We have been busy with surveys, monitoring, the holidays, and other cool projects.  Stay posted!  New posts will be updated weekly 🙂  Thanks for reading!

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OAT Training: Coconut Island

A fun finale to an educational month of Ocean Awareness Training (OAT)!  During the recent Windward OAT class, participants were invited to spend a day […]

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. You’re invited to check it out and let us know how we can do better in 2012! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it […]

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Rocky Sighting

Local Hawaiian Monk Seal, Rocky, hanging out in Waikiki. They even put up cones so no boxers can start a fight.

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What the heck is a marine protected area?

So, let’s define what Marine Protected Areas (a.k.a. MPAs) really are and clear all misconceptions about them. The official definition of an MPA by U.S. Executive Order 13158 (May 26, 2000): “…any area of the marine environment that has been reserved by federal, state, territorial, tribal, or local laws or regulations to provide lasting protection for part or […]

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