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Top 5 Beginner Snorkeler Tips

Top 5 Beginner Snorkeler Tips

Close your eyes and picture this; a magical world filled with unknown life that blossoms just beneath the gentle swell of the ocean. Now picture yourself there amongst shapes and colors that simply do not exist above the surface. Then…

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Coral

Coral

Coral reefs are the world's most productive marine ecosystems. Reef building corals contain tiny cells of symbiotic algae that convert sunlight and nutrients into fuel for coral growth and production. Other types of corals that do not require warm water…

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Safety Tips

Safety Tips

Water and Shoreline Safety The nearshore environment has its share of natural hazards. The following suggestions should help you avoid a number of them, and make your MLCD experience more enjoyable. Plan your trip well. Check local tide conditions, and…

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A Special Fish: Sharks in General

Fishes can be divided into three major groups: jawless, cartilaginous, and bony. Cartilaginous fishes (class Chondrichthyes) can be split into two groups: sharks, rays, and skates (subclass Elasmobranchii) and chimaeras (subclass Holocephali). Sharks are a relatively small group, with only…

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Whales And Dolphins

Whales and Dolphins

Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) are divided into two suborders - baleen whales (mystecetes) and toothed whales (odontocetes). Baleen Whales - The humpback whale is by far the most common baleen species found in Hawaiian waters, although there have been rare…

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