The Green Sea Turtle is on the endangered Species list.
Ohia Lehua in Poipu, Kauai
The adult male is very brightly colored; he looks as though he would glow in the dark. The female looks like a faded version of the male.
Schools of these fish were mixed with convict tangs (Acanthurus triostegus) at Poipu Beach Park, on both the east and west sides of the sand spit.
These brightly-colored fish were common over the reef at Poipu Beach Park.
This fish was seen on the west side of the sand spit at Poipu Beach Park.
Saw this fish swimming in shallow water over the coral reef at Poipu Beach Park.
This honu (green sea turtle) had hauled out on the beach and rested for a bit before returning to the water.
Nonnative. Windswept seaside sandstone.
Hibiscus arnottianus ssp. immaculatus. The species is endemic to Hawaii; the subspecies has been found only in 3 valleys on Molokai. It is being propagated here in the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
Zizina otis -- a recent introduction, 1st reported from Oahu in 2008. 12.5 mm from head to wingtip.
Beautiful breeding color on the bill
I thought maybe a zebra dove but I'm not sure about the shape. We saw these everywhere.
This looked different than the other sea cucumbers we saw. Any ideas?
What do you think? It was about 2.5 inches long. I saw only 2 of them in these tide pools.
Not a great photo but any ideas?
Can you tell sea-kangaroo? :)