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Soldierfish Sentries

Soldierfish Sentries

Kuleana (koo•lee•AH•nah) is Hawaiian for responsibility, and like many Hawaiian words denotes something more than a simple, literal function. For example, reef kuleana means doing what is necessary to let Hawaii reefs return to abundance in species and habitat—to...
Multiband Butterflyfish at Home

Multiband Butterflyfish at Home

Multiband butterfly stays on a home reef for years, unless snatched by voracious aquarium collectors. PLEASE SHARE, THEN CALL & EMAIL NOW. FLOOR VOTES in BOTH CHAMBERS TUES: sens@capitol.hawaii.gov and reps@capitol.hawaii.gov Office phone #s and individual emails...
Kole Light at St. Anthony

Kole Light at St. Anthony

Goldring surgeonfish or kole (KOH•leh) are bristle-lip herbivores vital to reef function and reef recovery. They’re also the 2nd most hammer species by the aquarium trade, taken for chump change at the loss of Hawaii reef trust. Why is that? How could a...
Milletseed Butterfly UPDATE:

Milletseed Butterfly UPDATE:

As we speak Committee Conference is hammering out the final terms on SB 1240 CD1 to let the aquarium trade end in Hawaii by phasing out state issued permits for commercial trafficking in Hawaii reef wildlife for the aquarium trade. Many glass tanks in offices, on TVs,...
Rockmover Romance, Reef Rendezvous

Rockmover Romance, Reef Rendezvous

Dragon wrasse fry are big as pin heads with flagellum and heavy eyeliner. How do they meet? Why do they bond? We’ve seen this pair for months, from the juvenile, dragon wrasse phase, tumbling like flotsam to avoid detection, up to intermediate, rockmover phase....

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