Tag Archives: Coral reef

Test your coral identification skills

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

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What does turbidity mean?

As defined on NOAA’s National Ocean Service Education website, turbidity is “essentially a measurement of how cloudy or clear the water is, or, in other words, how easily light can be transmitted through it.” To learn more about turbidity, visit the NOAA page about Turbidity.

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Rain or shine, we snorkel!

Mahalo to Ben, Trevor, Gianna, Dominique and Heidi for joining me today for a wonderful REEF survey. Big MAHALO to Terry for watching our gear while we snorkeled! Luckily the rain stopped just in time and surprisingly, the water was amazingly clear and warm. I would have to say today was the best snorkeling conditions […]

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Is that Nemo?

Last week, Ian and another volunteer ventured far off shore of Queen’s Beach to do a REEF survey. In about 15-30 ft of water, the visibility cleared up and Ian took a wonderful picture of some cauliflower coral colonies, a few saddle wrasses and a juvenile yellowtail coris. The juvenile coris has similar markings to […]

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