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Catching Ono (Wahoo)

Onolicious! The time for catching fish has finally returned, and the Ono's are loving our lures!  This past Friday morning got really exciting on the Four Winds II, right as we were about to pull into Molokini Crater!  There's nothing that get's…

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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Swim with a awaiian Green Sea Turtle Sea turtles are graceful saltwater reptiles, well adapted to life in their marine world. With streamlined bodies and flipper-like limbs, they are able to swim long distances in a relatively short time. When…

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The White Tip Reef Shark

The Friendly Shark of the Sea The white tip reef shark is a small shark, usually not exceeding 5.2 ft in length.  This creature is easily recognizable by its slender body and short but broad head, oval eyes with vertical pupils, and white-tipped dorsal and…

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Fish At Molokini Crater

The Unicorn, Blue-Lined Snapper & Box Fish The unicorn fish is in surgeonfin family.   They are named after the spike that protrudes from its forehead; however some species have more of a protrusion rather than an actual spike, and some lack a spike…

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A Super SNUBA Experience

A Super SNUBA Experience

SNUBA: A Crew Member Helps a Guest Overcome Her Fear Rachel called to book her reservation on the Four Winds and asked me about SNUBA.  She said she was scared to death, but so badly wanted to try it.  I explained…

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Yellowfin Surgeon Fish

The Yellowfin surgeonfish one of the species of salt water sea fish that change color as they get older.  When still young it deserves its name since the color of its tail is a beautiful yellow. After metamorphosis the color changes and the…

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The Whale Song

Songs of the Whale Of course the actions the whales do above the water are exciting to see, but what does it sound like under the water?  We have hydrophones on both the Four Winds and the Maui Magic which…

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Fish to Spot at Molokini: Moorish Idol

Moorish Idol: The Reef Fish The moorish idol is a favorite reef fish that is the sole representative of the Zanclidae family. You might recognize it from it's popular role, "Gill" in the move Finding Nemo.  It is said the moorish idol got its…

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Octopus (Tako in Hawaiian)

Octopuses are characterized by their eight arms (distinct from the tentacles found in squid and cuttlefish), usually bearing suction cups.  The majority of octopuses, have almost entirely soft bodies with no internal skeloton. They have neither a protective outer shell, nor any…

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Zebra Moray Eel

The Zebra Moray Eel is really quite peaceful and moves quite slow... The Zebra Moray Eel is an eye catching and extremely docile species that derives its name from the bold pattern of bars on its body.  You can see…

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