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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.


Learn more about the Hanauma Bay Education Program.


Hanauma Bay Education Program
100 Hanauma Bay Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 397-5840