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Undulated Economics:

Undulated Economics:

Reef-based tourism generates a billion dollars annually, while the aquarium trade devastates and voids reefs for $2 million annual. That’s a 500 to 1 shot and a no-brainer, unless you have no brain or remain corrupt. Undulated moray, banded shrimp and Hawaiian cleaner...

Oh, Hey. It’s You!

Oh, Hey. It’s You!

Yellowmargin Moray and giant moray look the same, almost, except for a yellow margin around the tail section, or lack thereof. Giant is also bigger--huge as an adult and nocturnal, rarely seen in the day. So this is likely a yellowmargin, who looks like an old soul,...

They Take Nudis, Don’t They?

They Take Nudis, Don’t They?

Gloomy Tambja is a black & green nudi beauty with deep azure trim & independent attitude. She favors protective habitat or a casual promenade. And yes, the aq crowd takes nudibranchs too. An aquarium hunter told the Judiciary Committee: “It’s sustainable! We...

Comeback!

Comeback!

Banded reef shrimp, cleaner shrimp, harlequin & marbled shrimp were gone from Maui reefs until County Council ran the aquarium hunters outa town in 2010. They’re coming back. It’s crunch time! Please share & email: http://sens@hawaii.gov and...

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