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December 26, 2011

The Creation of Paradise by Ann Fielding

Marine Geography and Ecology of the Hawaiian Islands The Hawaiian Islands are unique in many ways. For the diver or snorkeler interested in natural history the geology and biology are worth learning about. The intent of this article is to give a brief introduction to the geology, geography and biology of this beautiful island chain. [...]   ...more

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December 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkeyfish

This is a seasonal Thanksgiving message so "Turkeyfish" seemed an appropriate subject. Okay, the truth is the featured fish are actually referred to as "Lionfish" although common names used throughout the world allow my discretion. They don't really resemble a large cat anyway.   ...more

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December 19, 2011

Marine Life Identification

  Common Name Hawaiian Name Scientific Name Angelfish         Fisher’s angelfish   Centropyge fisheri Flame angelfish   Centropyge loriculus Japanese angelfish   Centropyge interrupta Potters angelfish   Centropyge potteri Bandit angelfish   Holacanthus arcuatus Masked angelfish   Genicanthus personatus Butterflyflish       Threadfin butterflyfish lau-hau Chaetodon auriga   Speckled butterflyfish   [...]   ...more

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December 9, 2011

The Creation of Paradise

The Hawaiian Islands are unique in many ways. For the diver or snorkeler interested in natural history the geology and biology are worth learning about. The intent of this article is to give a brief introduction to the geology, geography and biology of this beautiful island chain. We begin with the unusual formation of Hawaii.   ...more

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November 10, 2011

The Creation of Paradise – Marine Geography and Ecology of the Hawaiian Islands

adventure_photo_03 he Hawaiian Islands are unique in many ways. For the diver or snorkeler interested in natural history the geology and biology are worth learning about. The intent of this article is to give a brief introduction to the geology, geography and biology of this beautiful island chain. We begin with the unusual formation of Hawaii...   ...more

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