The public will lose access to a well used and well loved beach inside the Kawaihae Harbor known locally as the Coral Flat or LSD (mentioned in my earlier post Kawaihae will lose its Beach Again). You can see in the first image above that the beach will be replaced by Pier 3. There is … More kawaihae replacement beach concept
Who is small, transparent and very common in the ocean yet can not be googled? Even with Google, if you do not know whether it is an animal or a plant, how would you search for it? How would you describe it? Plankton is Greek for wanderer. Phytoplankton is plankton consisting of microscopic plants . … More who am i ?
This Dotidae nudibranch species has not been seen in Hawaii according to Pauline Fiene of Sea slugs of Hawaii. Cory Pittman was in contact with me today and let me know that they will identify this as Doto sp#2, very boring name, so say hello to our new friend.
Nudibranchs climb up to snorkeling depth in April possibly onto May. They are certainly more abundant. The species I documented are cataloged here .
Three strikes. The boat Hulakai broke from its mooring in Kawaihae Harbor possibly from strong wind as Hurricane Lane passes offshore. When I arrived around 11: 15 AM, the Fire Department helicopter hovering above, fire truck and other emergency vehicles, DLNR police officers and on-onlookers were gathering. The owner of Hulakai was been questioned by … More hulakai grounded third time in the same spot on coral reef 8.24.2018
I live in Hawaii since August 2005 and I saw only two nudibranchs, but May 2018 changed my poor statistic. I met Peter Krottje during a Kohala Diver annual reef clean up event, and he gave me an Olympus TG-3. Up until then I use a GoPro Hero 3 for all my underwater videos and stills. … More nudibranchs at kawaihae harbor