Are there other octopus species found in tide pools? I couldn't get a better shot. It was getting dark and we had to use a flashlight to get even this. Someone put a hermit crab or snail nearby and it reached out its tentacle to grab it. About 2-3 inches across wrapped up like this.
Second time I've seen one of these in the tide pools. So bright!
I'd only seen one of these before and it was the black mantle variety. This day I saw 7 or 8 and they were all different colors and very active. I could even see their heads and little slug antennae in some cases and one was hanging upside down from a large rock. Really cool!
Really hard to tell from this photo, but it was super bright blue. Maybe some kind of parrotfish.
We went on a snorkel trip and stopped at an area where the turtles come to be cleaned by fish. Saw 4 or 5.
Here I'm identifying the coral to the right of the big Red Pencil Urchin in the middle. I know it's a lobe coral of some sort.
These were ALL over West Maui!
Someone had propped up this crabs remains on a rock. Never seen an exoskeleton so intact before.
These were a little more red than the ones I saw near Ka'anapali.
There were a ton of these!
Saw so many of these!
Cool to see these all over, almost like pigeons or something . . .
Huge!! Single tree with something like 15 trunks!
So cool! Thought it was a type of sea star at first. Never seen another urchin without spines.
3-4 inches across.
Anyone know the common Pocillopora (Cauliflower coral) off the western coast of Maui?
Hard to tell from the photo, but I can see the stripes at the front of the body, uniform color on body and then white band before tail.
No ideas. Hard to tell from the photos.
I think this is a juvenile black-crowned night heron but it could also be a green heron (?).
Identifying the larger fish here. Didn't get a good enough shot to determine which species but I saw the "horn".
Anyone know whether this might be hawksbill or green?
This is a guess. I didn't have binoculars with me that day so I couldn't get a close look.