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DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME SHARKS HAVE BELLY BUTTONS

The diversity of sharks is just amazing White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are migratory, apex predators, which have undergone significant population declines. We have to understand the shark ecology to ensure our management strategies are effective.   BELLY BUTTONS Rough courtship and mating are likely one of the reasons why females grow to larger sizes than males. Mature…

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A Couple Of Facts About Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are enormous creatures — about the size of a school bus. They are known for their haunting and melodic songs and for breaching the water with amazing acrobatic abilities.   Humpbacks don’t normally have a hump on their backs; the name comes from the large hump that forms when they arch their backs…

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4 Common Shark Myths

1. All Sharks Are Big with Lots of Teeth – There are more than 400 Shark species and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the tiniest sharks is the 8-inch deep water dog fish. The largest – the gigantic 40-foot long whale shark. Not all sharks have razer sharp teeth…

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Things to do: What NOT to miss on Oahu!

Not everyone has the same idea of the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Although when you visit Oahu, every where you go is basically some of the best island scenery you have ever witnessed. Whether you’re catching up on some R & R at the beach or hopping in the water for some shark cage…

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IMPORTANCE OF SHARKS

Public fascination and fear of sharks has been around for years. Movies like “Jaws”, “Sharknado”, and “Deep Blue Sea” pit humans against killer sharks — chasing them through watery depths ready to chomp at any moment. But sharks are actually an integral part of the ocean’s ecosystem with very little…

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Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

Hawaii is surrounded 410,000 acres of coral reefs! This “rainforest of the sea” is home to more than 7,000 known species of marine plants, fish, and animals. Coral reefs offer a teeming ecosystem and feed and provide shelter to the ocean’s wildlife. They also protect Hawaii’s beautiful shoreline from sand and wind erosion. The…

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North Shore’s Humpback Whales

Every December thru May Hawaii’s warm waters become home to the breathtaking humpback whale. These graceful and majestic animals come to Hawaii to breed and give birth to their new calves. The whales love the warm shallow water surrounding the islands and scientist’s estimate that two-thirds of the entire North Pacific humpback whale population returns…

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Bucktoothed Ghost Shark Species Discovered

A previously unknown ghost shark with rabbit-like teeth and a bulky head is making waves in record books; it’s the 50th ghost shark species known to science, a new study reported.   At nearly 3 feet (1 meter) in length — about half as long as the height of a refrigerator — the newfound creature…

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The volcanoes of Hawaii

Hawaii’s history began with volcanoes. The islands themselves were formed from the eruptions over millions of years. The Hawaiian volcanoes were produced by the Hawaiian hot spot, which is presently under the Big Island of Hawaii. Each island itself is formed from at least one primary volcano, however, some were formed from more than one….

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DEEP SEA SHARK THAT USES LIGHTSABERS FOR PROTECTION

On international Star Wars Day (May the 4th), what better way to celebrate than a shout out to the velvet belly lanternshark: a shark with lightsabers on its back. Yes, that’s right, you read that correctly. This shark is armed with not one, but two lightsabers.     This small species of lantern shark typically…

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