Tag Archives: REEF

REEF Fish ID Class tomorrow!

Come join me at Queen’s beach for the REEF Fish ID Class tomorrow at 9am. The class will run from 9-10:30am and an optional snorkel survey will be offered after the class (if conditions permit). If you would like to attend, please bring a towel, swimsuit, camp chair, sunscreen, water, wetsuit or rashguard, mask, snorkel, […]

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REEF Survey with Hanauma Bay Volunteers

Volunteers from the Hanauma Bay Education Program joined us for a REEF Fish ID training and snorkel survey in the MLCD last Tuesday, March 22.  We were also lucky to have two visitors join us from Florida Sea Grant.  Here are some fun pictures!

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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.

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Just For Fun!

I snorkeled out at Bowls the other day because I was curious to see what was there!  Here’s a video from the trip.  Just for fun, see if you can do a REEF Fish Survey from this video clip!  🙂  See how many species you can identify and count! S = Single, F = Few […]

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Funny fish faces

During the REEF fish survey on Wednesday morning, I snapped a few photos of different reef fish species and marine invertebrates. After going through the photographs from the survey, I noticed that some of the marine critters seemed to either pose for the camera with a nice head shot or hide from camera. Here are […]

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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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Benthic Survey and Beach Table

Today we unloaded our gear at the beach near Queen’s Beach and set up our beach table.  We had 25 visitors today!  It’s exciting to be able to educate people right on the beach! Heather and I also conducted a benthic survey on the Diamond Head side of the MLCD.  The random point that we […]

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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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REEF Fish ID classes scheduled

Our first REEF Fish ID training classes of 2011 have been scheduled as follows: Saturday, January 15, 8:00-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 20, 8:00-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 8:00-9:30 a.m. To register or learn more, please contact Heather at heather@reefwatchwaikiki.org.

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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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