Hawaii

Jeff Milisen Releases The Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawai‘i

Blackwater diving is an otherworldly experience not to be missed. Jeff Milisen an expert on the subject of blackwater photography and has just released a new field guide to the world of blackwater marine life in Hawai’i. Every night the…

Corals are Migrating to Cooler Water, Shifting Towards the Poles

A recent publication from Yale university is highlighting the response of certain coral species to climate change. Observations are done on a daily basis in Japan, Australia, US east Coast, Hawaii… that an ‘unheralded ecological regeneration may be underway’ in…

Well Hello! White Yellow Tang

A beautiful and wild Zebrasoma Codename: ‘Cheddar’ Hawaii has become somewhat known for producing outstanding aberrantly marked Zebrasoma tangs on occasion, and ‘Cheddar’ here is no exception. Two other very notable white tangs ‘Casper’ and ‘Powder’, both had originally grown…

Crazy Hybrid Clown Triggerfish Shows Up In Hawaii (Where They Don’t Occur)

Hawaii is known to be home to many a crazy awesome reef fish, but clown triggerfish are not one of them. So you can imagine the surprise of divers in Maui when they came across this wild looking triggerfish which…

Octopus Aquaculture A tour Of The Kanaloa Octopus Farm

When we were invited to take a tour of the Kanaloa Octopus Farm with the Kona Underwater Group in Hawaii, we were very excited to see what the Farm was doing with its research into such an enigmatic and mysterious…

Pelagic Blackwater Diving With Pro photographer Jeff Milisen

Pelagic Blackwater The translation of the word PHOTOGRAPHY from Latin would be; “to draw with light”, and our guest produces astonishing portraits of seldom seen animals in the pitch-black waters off the Kona coast of Hawaii. We sat down with…

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Film Is The Most Important Aquarium Video You’ll See All Year

It’s been a long time coming but the aquarium hobby finally has an informative video that tells our side of the story. The aquarium hobby, and especially the aquarium fishery in Hawaii, is under constant fire by detractors who have a…

The Truth About Yellow Tang Collecting in Hawaii

Along with the common clownfish, yellow tangs are one of the most iconic and familiar reef fish, on the reef and in our home aquariums. Because of this status there is a lot of attention paid to this species; it’s…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Barbour’s Seahorse

The Barbour’s Seahorse, Hippocampus barbouri, is born a striking yellow with an eye catching zebra striped snout. Its textured skin with spines protruding from its body make it an unusual species. Like most seahorses, it likes to hang out in…

A Deeper look into Mokupapapa Discovery Center’s Aquarium

We recently visited a very unique aquarium at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hawaii. The mere size of this aquarium is not what makes it impressive but the beautiful and extraordinarily rare fish that it contain. While there are many…