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Hanauma Bay’s Underwater World – Life from the Bay

Marine life videos sharing facts about sea creatures living in Hanauma Bay. Playlist will show several marine life video compilations.


Vol. 1

Featured Creatures – Raccoon Butterflyfish, Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse, Yellowfin Goatfish, Convict Tang, Achilles Tang, Bluefin Trevally
Fun Fact: Raccoon Butterflyfish pair for life.

Vol. 2

Featured Creatures – Yellowfin Goatfish, Juvenile Rockmover Wrasse, Day Octopus, Pacific Threadfin, Male Christmas Wrasse, Sharpnose Mullet

Fun Fact: Rockmover Wrasses look very different in their adulthood.

Vol. 3

Featured Creatures – Longspine Porcupinefish, Hawaiian Flagtails, Panther Flounder, Reef Triggerfish, White Mouth Moray and Bluefin Trevally, Green Sea Turtle

Fun Fact: Reef Triggerfish become highly aggressive when protecting their eggs.

Vol. 4

Featured Creatures – Old Woman Wrasse, Devil Scorpionfish, Blue Goatfish and Bluefin Trevally, Peppered Moray, Bigfin Reef Squid, Bigeye Trevally

Fun Fact: Devil Scorpionfish are ambush predators relying on camouflage and patience to catch their prey.

Vol. 5

Featured Creatures – Flying Gurnard, Lagoon Triggerfish, Green Sea Turtle, Hawaiian Flagtail, Striped Mullet, Bluefin Trevally and Yellowfin Surgeonfish

Fun Fact: Triggerfish have their eyes set back so that they can feed on urchins without losing them.

Vol. 6

Featured Creatures – Day Octopus, Thornback Cowfish, Moorish Idol, Female Spectacled Parrotfish, Milkfish, Bigeye Scad

Fun Fact: Day Octopuses only live for about one year.

Vol. 7

Featured Creatures – Hawaiian Dascyllus, Barred Jacks, Lavender Tang, Whitespotted Surgeonfish, Bluestripe Snapper, Bigeye Trevally, Black Durgon

Fun Fact: Fish feed in congregations for protection from predators.

Vol. 8

Featured Creatures – Green Sea Turtle, Yellowmargined Moray, Bluestripe Snapper, Black Triggerfish, Spotted Eagle Ray

Fun Fact: Green Sea Turtles are named after the color of their fat inside, rather than the color of their outsides.

Vol. 9

Featured Creatures – Spiny Porcupinefish, Stareye Parrotfish, Yellow Tang, Green Sea Turtle, Big Eye Trevally, Lagoon Triggerfish, Convict Tang

Fun Fact: Stareye Parrotfish will fight to establish dominance with their teeth.

Vol. 10

Featured Creatures – Juvenile Blackspot Sergeant, Lagoon Triggerfish, Spiny Porcupinefish, Teardrop Butterflyfish, Peacock Grouper, Bluefin Trevally

Fun Fact: Peacock Groupers are an invasive species in Hawai’i, meaning they push out other native species from their natural habitat.

Vol. 11

Featured Creatures – Striped Mullet, Seurat’s Hermit Crab, Whitemouth Moray, Day Octopus, Male Palenose Parrotfish, Giant Trevally and Bluefin Trevally, Peppered Moray, Great Barracuda

Fun Fact: Striped Mullet will leap from the water to shake off parasites and to avoid predation.

Vol. 12

Featured Creatures – Imperial Nudibranch, Convict Tang, Threadfin Butterflyfish, Longspine Porcupinefish, Male Pearl Wrasse, Keeltail Needlefish, Striped Mullet, Green Sea Turtle

Fun Fact: Nudibranch means “Naked Gills” and refers to the animals external gills on their backs.

Vol. 13

Featured Creatures – Medusa Spaghetti Worm, Saddle Wrasse, Initial Redlip Parrotfish, Day Octopus, Yellowmargin Moray, Blacktail Old Woman Wrasse, Rockmover Wrasse

Fun Fact: The white tentacles of a Medusa Spaghetti worm pull food to the mouth of the animal hidden deep inside its burrow.

Vol. 14

Featured Creatures – Commerson’s Frogfish, Longtail Dragonet, Flying Gurnard and Bluefin Trevally, Blackspot Sergeant, Crocodile Needlefish, Spotted Knifejaw, Ornate Butterflyfish, Hawaiian Sergeant, Bigeye Trevally

Fun Fact: Frogfish sway in the water to mimic the movements of leaves as they wait to ambush prey.

Vol. 16

Featured Creatures – Freckled Snake Eel, Green Sea Turtle, Bicolor Anthias, Mackerel Scad, Indo-Pacific Sergeant Major, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin

Fun Fact: Spinner Dolphins are nocturnal, swimming slowly in their pods during the day to rest.

Vol. 17

Featured Creatures – Hawaiian Zebra Blenny, Yellowfin Goatfish, Green Sea Turtle, Snowflake Moray, Hawaiian Bigeye and Spotfin Squirrelfish

Fun Fact: Snowflake Morays are sequential hermaphrodites, starting life as females and eventually transitioning to males.

2020 Vol. 1

Featured Creatures – Goldspot Herring, Stripe Belly Puffer, Day Octopus, Bigeye Trevally, Green Sea Turtle, Spotted Eagle Ray, Coastal Manta Ray

Fun Fact: Puffer fish can expand their bodies by gulping water.

Hanauma: Live From the Reef

Featured Creatures – Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse, Yellowfin Goatfish, Thin-Shelled Rock Crab, Evermannʻs Coral, Orangespine Unicornfish, Great Barracuda, Day Octopus, Redlip Parrotfish, Blackspot Sergeant, Gray Chub, Yellowfin Surgeonfish, Hawaiian Tenpounder, Black Triggerfish, Whitetip Reef Shark and Humpback Whale

Hanauma: Live From the Reef II

Featured Creatures – Slender Lizardfish (ʻulae), Marbled Shrimp, Stout Moray Eel (puhi), Lagoon Triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa), Spanish Dancer Nudibranch, Hawaiian Anchovy (nehu), Whitetip Reef Shark (manō lālākea), Green Sea Turtle (honu), and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (naiʻa)

Hanauma: Live From the Reef III

Featured Creatures – Yellowmargin Moray Eel (puhi paka), Upside-Down Jellyfish, juvenile Lowfin Chub (nenue), Flying/Helmet Gurnard (loloaʻu), Day Octopus (heʻe mauli), Yellow Tang (lauʻipala), Snowflake Moray Eel (puhi kāpā), Clumpy Nudibranch, Whitespotted Surgeonfish (ʻapi), Hawksbill Sea Turtle (honuʻea) & Bigeye Trevally (pake ulua)

Hanauma: Live From the Reef IV

Featured Creatures – Zebra Blenny (pāoʻo), Spiny Porcupinefish (kōkala), Green Sea Turtle (honu), Blue Dragon Nudibranch, Whitetip Reef Shark (manō lālākea), juvenile Orangespine Unicornfish (umaumalei), Snowflake Moray Eel (puhi kāpā), Hawaiian Monk Seal (ʻilioholoikauaua) & Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (naiʻa) pod

Hanauma: Live From the Reef V

Featured Creatures – juvenile Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (manō kihikihi), Yellowstripe Goatfish (wekeʻa), Devil Scorpionfish (nohu ʻomakaha), Spanish Dancer Egg Case, Zebra Moray Eel (puhi), Green Sea Turtle (honu), Lagoon Triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa), Snowflake Moray Eel (puhi kāpā), juvenile Yellowtail Coris (hinālea ʻakilolo) & Hawaiian Monk Seal (ʻilioholoikauaua)

Hanauma: Live From the Reef VI

Featured Creatures – Hawaiian Elegant Hermit Crab, Marbled Shrimp, Undulated Moray Eel (puhi laumilo), juvenile Bridled Triggerfish (humuhumu mimi), Sharpnose Mullet (uouoa), Barred Jack (ulua), Day Octopus (heʻe mauli), Convict Tang (manini), Christmas Tree Worm (kio), initial phase Bullethead Parrotfish (uhu), Limu kohu,  Bluestripe Snapper (taʻape), Hawaiian Sergeant (mamo) school, Longspine Porcupinefish (kōkala), Bigeye Trevally (pake ulua), Green Sea Turtle (honu), & Spotted Eagle Ray (hīhīmanu)

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Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 397-5840