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    Marine Debris Cleanup Dive - II

    Apr. 28, 2008 (5223 views)

    Scuba diving on Maui has given me so much enjoyment over the years that it is an honor to have the opportunity to give back whenever I can. I was part of a group that pulled more than 500 pounds of fishing gear off the reef this past weekend!!! I wrote about a similar experience in a posting a few months ago. Take a look at the accompanying photos on this page which tell...

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    Coral Spawning Watch

    May. 23, 2008 (7046 views)

    The Hawaiian creation chant places the origin of life at the sea, beginning with a coral polyp. Springtime is the beginning of the yearly coral spawning ritual. The signals are subtle. First, the water temperatures begin their gradual rise as the season changes from winter to spring. Next, a fat full moon droops through the heavy clouds of a tropical May spring night. Below the ocean's surface, coral polyps begin to swell slightly. Coral spawning is an amazing thing to observe....

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    Marine Debris Cleanup Dive

    Oct. 5, 2007 (3811 views)

    "It's a shame that all that fishing line is covering that reef. Somebody should do something!" I was proud to be part of a group of somebodies that did do something. We removed over 150 pounds of debris; fishing line, hooks, sinkers, weights, lures and other marine debris left on the reef after becoming snagged. Take a close look at the accompanying photos on this page which tell the story better than a thousand words. And we even had an article published about our efforts in The Maui...

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    Octopus Interaction at White Rock

    Nov. 25, 2007 (5443 views)

    I never was any good at spotting octopus. I usually have to rely on my dive buddy to discover and point them out. Doug spotted a nice one today as we were on our way back in. It was right on the top of the reef at the shoreline in only 2 feet of water. We watched it change colors and shapes to warn us off. Seeing the octopus gives me the opportunity to share this amazing video...

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