Friday Smorgasbord: Ma kai edition

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of our Friday Smorgasboard. We decided to share an all video version. This week we tried to balance the good with the bad and have a special treat at the end — so…

Tell the Hawaii Senate Water and Land Committee NO on SB2003

The Hawaii Ornamental Fish Collectors are under fire again, this time with the threat of near total shut down with a damaging bill called SB2003. Only you can make a difference to help stop this bill not with money, but…

Hawaii Fish Collecting Halted Until Further Review

Environmental Activists have shut down the collection of ornamental aquarium fish in Hawaii. Despite the ornamental collection of hawaiian tropical fish being one of the most carefully managed fisheries, and supported by over a decade of science and environmental reviews,…

Aquarium Fish Collecting HALTED By Courts In Hawaii!!

Here we go again! The ink of Governor Ige’s veto of the ban on aquarium fish collection has hardly had time to dry and we’ve got yet another road block thrown in the way of sustainable harvest of aquarium fish.…

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…

Hawaii Anti-Aquarium Bill Gets Vetoed, But The Fight Isn’t Over!

Today a small subset of the saltwater aquarium hobby is rejoicing at the announcement that Hawaii Governor David Ige vetoed the baseless and discriminatory bill which would have phased out ornamental fish collection from Hawaii. Meanwhile the rest of us…

Rare Black & White Moorish Idol Is First Ever Found!

Moorish Idols are one of those quintessential iconic reef fish – they are so popular that the more common and easier to keep Heniochus are sometimes called the ‘Poor Man’s Moorish Idol. The reason for the illustrious prestige of Zanclus canescens…

The Aquarium Hobby Is Under Attack in Hawaii!!

The aquarium hobby seems like such a serene, benign past time yet there is a group of people who are vehemently opposed to our very existence. Once again the stakes have reached a critical level in the battleground of Hawaii…

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…