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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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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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