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Reef Life

Reef Life

Hawaiian cleaner wrasse is iconic and endemic. Kona reefs report parasite loading because the aquarium trade took the cleaner wrasses. It’s still “legal” because the Ige Administration fails to address the crime or the consequence. Data is spun through Kona DAR with...
Cuda Youth

Cuda Youth

5’ long, no scarring, straight teeth—an apex predator vital to ocean health. The Department of COMMERCE just gave Hawaii’s Department of Land & Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy $1.5 million. DLNR Director Suzanne Case was most recently Executive...
Lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi

Lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi

Longnose butterfly fish in Hawaiian is lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi, meaning “do not take.” The aquarium trade has taken them all from parts of the Kona Coast but claims No Environmental Impact. Leadership is doing what’s right in the face of what’s wrong. Please share...
Hawaiian Superfish

Hawaiian Superfish

Hawaiian cleaner wrasse—hinalea—is found nowhere else in the world. As a charismatic species (3-4″) he sets up reef cleaning stations where bigger species wait in line for grooming. Hinalea plucks parasites from skin, scales, gills and teeth, darting where other...

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