Tag Archives: postaday2011

eel and goby and puffer, oh my!

These were taken today on the Ewa side of the MLCD.  The stout moray had interesting red blotches in its mouth.  Wonder if it was just pau lunch? Anyone know what the goby is? And the puffer … Whitespotted puffer?  No.  Green Blotched puffer?  No.  Big-dark-circles-at-pectoral-fins puffer?  No.  Stripebelly puffer?  Who da thunk? Advertisements

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Three More Educational Slideshows

We’ve posted three more slideshows about fishes in the Fish Watch page!   You can find them there, or click on an image below.  If you want to learn more about how to identify the common fish families that you may see in Waikīkī, click on the Intro to Hawaiian Fish Families slideshow.  The Swimming […]

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Great volunteer participation with benthic surveys!

Last Friday, we had a total of 4 volunteers help out with our benthic survey!  It was enough people to help our 3 Reef Watch staff complete 2 surveys!  🙂  If you would like to participate, our next survey is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m., please email heather@reefwatchwaikiki.org if you would like to help.

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Who can ID all three fish?

After the REEF Fish Identification class today, I went on a snorkel survey with Jack, Miranda, Beth, Cassidy, Melodie and Kristie. A few minutes into the survey, I spotted these three fish and snapped a picture. I was specifically trying to get a picture of the fish in the middle because I have never seen […]

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Marine Invertebrate of the Week: Blue Soft Coral/Blue Octocoral

Last weekend, I ventured up to Turtle Bay to explore the tide pools and take pictures for Beth’s limu project. In one tide pool, something bright blue caught my eye. I could not tell what it was from the surface of the water, so I took a few pictures. After browsing through my identification books […]

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NO WAY!

Earlier today, Karen R. conducted a REEF fish survey near the MLCD and guess what she saw:

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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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Rockmover Wrasse

I went snorkeling near the Tongg’s area this weekend and tried out our new Flip UltraHD video camera. We spotted a juvenile Rockmover Wrasse! These wrasses are uncommon in shallow rubble and reef areas. This guy was only in 4 feet of water. They flip over rocks with their heads in search of invertebrates. The […]

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Study shows sharks may be Color-blind

I recently stumbled upon a new study conducted in Australia about shark vision. The study revealed that some shark species may be color-blind.

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Beware: Jellyfish!

Starting today, Box jellyfish may be seen in the waters and on the beaches of Waikīkī. Check out this link to see a Video of Box Jellyfish Swimming. The jellyfish will probably be in Waikīkī for a few days, so I recommend avoiding the waters and watch out where you step on the beach! Luckily, […]

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