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
For some reason this massive healthy plate and pillar, Porites rus coral head had eluded me. I have been looking for this thing. It can be seen from the coral flat area, but I managed to miss it every time I went to look for it. It is possible that it is so big that … More Massive coral head at inner Kawaihae Harbor
Northwestern island of the Hawaiian chains are under a coral bleaching alert watch. Sea water temperature was cooler at the beginning of June 2017 then June 2016. Overall temperatures cycles are similar.
King tide peaked at 17:07 on 5.26.2017 at Pelekane Bay and at Kawaihae small boat harbor north.