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Posts published in “Critter of the Week”

CRITTER: Meet puhi uha the conger eel

The conger eel grows to be about four foot long and they have tiny teeth, compared to the moray eels which usually have large sharp…

CRITTER: Meet kaku the barracuda

That is not a big shark! It’s kaku the barracuda! I was snorkeling at ‘Anini Beach in Kaua‘i right in the surf in three feet…

CRITTER: Meet kupipi the singing fish

Spring is here and love is all around, even for the fish! From birds to geckos, animals often change colors and behaviors this time of…

CRITTER: Meet lauia the Regal Parrotfish

Most parrot-fish in Hawai‘i are called uhu, and we have over five known species and maybe even some crosses between species. One reason it is…

CRITTER: Meet mano the Galapagos Shark

In 2016 I was scuba diving at Tunnels Reef (Makua) in Kaua‘i doing a coral study and also spearfishing for roi, which is an invasive…

CRITTER: Meet hinalea the psychedelic wrasse

This small, fast-moving, seven-inch-long fish only occurs in Hawai‘i and is rarely seen by divers. The juvenile female is red, black and white, and is…