Hanauma Bay Underwater World
This video features a diversity of marine life that includes: (1) juvenile Zebra Blennies [pāoʻo] feed entirely on ʻorganic detritusʻ growing in tide pools, (2) juvenile Yellowfin Goatfish [weke ʻula], known as ʻoama, swarm in large schools over the coral reef, (3) Green Sea Turtle [honu] have a large, teardrop shaped carapace (i.e. shell) & a pair of paddle-like flippers, (4) Snowflake Moray Eel [puhi kāpā] are one of the few moray eel species known to start life as a female, changing later to male and (5) Hawaiian Bigeyes (ʻāweoweo) & Spotfin Squirrelfish (ʻalaʻihi) often congregate in large schools in crevices during daylight hours.
This video features a diversity of marine life that includes: (1) Freckled Snake Eel can be found buried in sandy areas, (2) Green Sea Turtle [honu] live up to 80 years old, (3) Bicolor Anthias are distinguished by a tri-colored body pattern (orange, pink & magenta), (4) Mackerel Scad [ʻōpelu] are an important food and bait fish in Hawaiʻi, (5) Indo-Pacific Sergeant Major often feed at the surface on phytoplankton & zooplankton floating in the water column and (6) Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins [nāiʻa] feed on squids and small fish in quiet harbors or bays.
This video features a diversity of marine life that includes: (1) juvenile Sailfin Tang [māneʻoneʻo] seeks the shelter and safety of coral heads, (2) Yellowmargined Moray Eel [puhi paka] gets cleaned by a juvenile Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse, (3) Leaf Scorpionfish often rock to and fro as if to simulate algae being moved in the surge, (4) Green Sea Turtle [honu] getting its much needed Vitamin D from the blazing sunlight above and (5) Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins [nāiʻa] rest in large pods within calm bays and harbors.
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Hanauma Bay Education Program
100 Hanauma Bay Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 397-5840