Tag Archives: Oahu

Spotlight on Soldierfish

Do you want to see a fish you most likely have not seen in Waikīkī yet? I recommend looking under ledges and in caves to spot the nocturnal soldierfish. Soldierfish, commonly referred to as “menpachi” in Hawai’i,  are in the family Holocentridae. During the day, soldierfish will hide in crevices and at night they venture onto […]

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Marine Invertebrate of the Week: Red-margined Spanish Dancer

Since I moved to Oahu in 2009 I have wanted to see the infamous Spanish Dancer. Divers, friends and scientists have all told me about about the beauty and grace of the Spanish Dancer. Now you are probably wondering, has Heather gone crazy and started seeing human dancers underwater? Well, I have not gone crazy […]

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