Tag Archives: MLCD

Photos from the Last REEF Survey

These cool creatures were observed during our most recent REEF snorkel survey in shallow water behind the Waikīkī Aquarium. Advertisements

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Another Day of Marine Photography

I found out yesterday from the coconut wireless that the water was crystal clear and epic for snorkeling!  So I went down to the MLCD and dove into the chilly water! Look what I found!

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I spy an Octopus

Yesterday afternoon, after Waikīkī ArtFest, James and Cassidy joined me for a benthic survey in front of the aquarium. The surge was pretty strong and the tide was too low at the random point. Thus, we decided to complete a survey closer to shore. After the survey, James and I encountered an octopus hanging out […]

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Warm sunny weather makes for a good survey day

I want to give a big “Mahalo” to Cassidy, Devon and Rachel for helping me complete two benthic habitat surveys. The visibility was not the best, but the water temperature and weather were much nicer this time. In addition, the coral size and frequency survey was completed so quickly, that I think it is time […]

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New Quizzes!

This quiz will help you identify some wrasses that you might see in the Waikiki MLCD.  There’s a limit on how much information I can include in a quiz, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further explanations about a species!  🙂

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Christmas Eve Survey

The conditions were perfect during Christmas Eve for a REEF fish survey in the MLCD!  The surf forcast was flat, the winds were Kona, and the sun was out!  All those conditions made for a calm and clear snorkel!

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Test your coral identification skills

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

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More Benthic Surveys!

This week, we have been trying to complete as many benthic survey’s as possible.  But due to the weather, we had to cancel today’s survey….However, we completed two yesterday! Beth, Heather and I did one on the Diamond Head side and one on the Ewa side.  It was shallow and visibility was less than 10 […]

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Afternoon Fish Survey

Yasmin and I snorkeled in the MLCD and attempted to photograph fish and also conducted a REEF fish count. For anyone interested in snorkeling during this time of year, I would suggest wearing a wetsuit because the water is freezing cold!

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Weekend Snorkel in the MLCD

I decided to do a fish survey in the Waikīkī MLCD this weekend and identified 40 species of fish!  Some of the species I saw were the Pearl Wrasse, Fourspot Butterflyfish, Barred Filefish, and the rare Lagoon Triggerfish!

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