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Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

What is Hawaii’s State Fish? The state fish of Hawaii is the beautiful, colorful Humuhumunukunukuapua’a.  It was named the official state fish of Hawaii in 2006.  These fish are also known as the rectangular triggerfish, Lagoon triggerfish, Picasso triggerfish, or…

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TANGS OF HAWAII

TANGS OF HAWAII

It’s a Maui 'Tang' While snorkeling in Maui you’ll come across tons of beautiful tropical fish called Tangs.  They are bright, beautiful and easy to spot.  Part of the Surgeonfish family, their features are oval and thin.  They have a…

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CORAL GARDENS MAUI

CORAL GARDENS MAUI

Snorkeling at Coral Gardens Coral Gardens has some of the best snorkeling on Maui. Whether you’re looking for colorful tropical fish or a chance to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Coral Gardens has it all.  Located just south of Olowalu…

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Oddities of the Sea

Frogfish When you join us for a snorkel tour to Molokini crater, Coral Gardens or elsewhere on either the Maui Magic or the Four Winds II, you never know what you might encounter! This very rare shot of a Frogfish…

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Spotted Eagle Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray

Hihimanu “Magnificent’ or “Elegant" Bird The Spotted Eagle Ray can be found in shallow coastal waters and bays, in depths down to 260 ft. They can be found globally in tropical regions, including the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Atlantic Africa,…

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Orangeband Surgeonfish

There are over 80 species of surgeonfish worldwide with 25 of these varieties living in Hawaiian waters.  Although they come in many different color variations, they all share the same basic structure. The name “surgeonfish” comes from their hard spines…

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A Monk Seal Sunning On The Beach

We Love Monk Seals! The Hawaiian Monk Seal haul themselves to the warm, sunny beaches of Hawaii to rest. Exhausted after a night of hunting, they often sleep for and entire day in the sand just above the surf, then get…

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Manta Ray

Manta Ray

The giant manta, aka Pacific manta, is one of the largest of the rays and are closely related to sharks. These harmless, majestic creatures have short tails and no stinging spines. They are very acrobatic and are able to leap high…

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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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