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    Spinner or Bottlenose ~ How do you tell?

    Apr. 21, 2009 (6879 views)

    We are often asked about porpoise and dolphins when we are out on the water during one of our marine safaris.  First, we do not have porpoise in Hawaiian waters.  Porpoise have very blunt rostrums, short, triangular dorsal fins and their teeth are spade shaped.  In the above photos, the triangular-shaped, dark dorsal fin is a spinner dolphin, whose rostrum...

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    Hawaii's Blue Sharks ~ Facing Extinction

    Apr. 27, 2009 (3322 views)

    Blue sharks are found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters.  In Hawaii these beautiful sharks can also be seen in near-shore waters as well.  The largest blue shark on record, according to researchers, was 12.6 feet, but they are rumored to reach up to 20 feet.  This length has yet to be documented.  Researchers believe male sharks mature first around 4 to 5 years old and about 9 feet in length.  Females age about 5 to 6 years and...

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    Marine Debris Cleanup Dive - II

    Apr. 28, 2008 (8514 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 (6762 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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