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    Coral Spawning Watch

    May. 23, 2008 (7037 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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    Sharks in the Caves at Five Graves

    Oct. 21, 2007 (6199 views)

    I have dived at Five Graves and poked around inside all of the caves on many occasions without seeing a single shark. But I can't remember a dive that I saw as many sharks as I did there today. There seemed to be one in every cave that Tau and I entered. The above photo taken in the "Toilet Bowl" cave tells the story. An 6' adult White Tip Reef Shark with a fish hook lodged in its mouth cruised back and forth inside the cave as Tau and I gave it plenty of space. In addition to this one we saw...

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    Marine Debris Cleanup Dive - II

    Apr. 28, 2008 (5214 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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    Marine Debris Cleanup Dive

    Oct. 5, 2007 (3803 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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