Hawaiian Swimming Crab
Despite the name this crab is also found at other locations in the Pacific including the Society Islands (Tahiti).
This species is endemic to Hawaii. Like most damselfish they are quite bold and will get right in your face, er... mask.
Hawaiian Green Lionfish
Another endemic species, one of two endemic Hawaiian lionfish. Like other lionfish and their cousins the scorpionfish they dorsal spines are venomous.
These are probably the most commonly seen morays in shallow water. They are generally quite small, their maximum size is about two feet.
Sometimes called Fuller Brush Shrimp for the female's (seen here) bristly forelimbs.
The rare beauties feed on sea stars.
Coneshell Hermit Crab
The flattened body of this hermit crab enables it to inhabit cone shells that other hermits can't fit.
Our friend the Honu.
This species is common throughout the Indo-Pacific.
Local people call them "squid". (They also call dolphins "porpoise", and garbage is always "rubbish")
Spotted Eagle Rays
A beautiful "flock" of rays. These rays have plate-like teeth for crushing shells and feed primariy on molluscs.
Our old friend Gramps. Still alive and well.
The wreck The Mahi off of Waianae on Oahu's westside. This old minesweeper was intentionally sunk in the 70's as an artificial reef.
The following images were taken at Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of Temples in Kaneohe. It is a beautiful space and I highly recommend a visit if you are on Oahu.
Paper Bark Tree
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