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World Ocean Day is Today!

Celebrate the Ocean!  If you have time, check out the Waikiki Aquarium, where they will be hosting all kinds of activities in celebration of World Ocean Day! Also check out this cool video about the ocean by NOAA: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/ Activities at the Waikiki Aquarium include: State’s Storm Water Management Program, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. […]

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Marine Invertebrate of the Week: Rubbery Zoanthid

This past weekend I went snorkeling on the east side and found a peculiar creature that I’ve never seen before.  Turns out it’s actually a type of zoanthid, Palythoa caesia.  Zoanthids are cnidarians and consist of colonies of individual polyps.  The polyps in this picture were closed, which they usually are in areas of high […]

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Marine Invertebrate of the Week: Marine Snails

Both of these marine invertebrates are considered marine snails in the phylum Mollusca and class Gastropoda. Most marine snails have spiral shells and are commonly collected for their shells. Cowries are very unique in that their mantles will expand and cover the entire shell, which keeps the shell nice and shiny! With such a beautiful […]

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