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Posts published in “Critter of the Week”

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…

CRITTER: Meet kikakapu, the threadfin butterflyfish

Kikakapu, the thread-fin butterfly-fish, is one of the most-common coral-reef fish throughout the tropical Pacific, Indonesia, Africa and the Red Sea. This fish has many…

Lilley to release new underwater coffee-table book

HANALEI — Local filmmaker and photographer Terry Lilley estimates he has spent over 16,000 hours in the ocean. Lilley’s explorations include surfing, kayaking, and diving…

CRITTER: Meet ‘o’ili the barred filefish

This 15-inch-long, gray-and-yellow fish has a serious overbite and looks like it needs to go to the dentist! While diving, you often hear this fish…