Maui Snorkeling Sightings Hawaiian Octopus

Maui Snorkeling Sightings Hawaiian Octopus

The octopus has recently become quite popular in the online world, but for some of us, it has always been a favorite. This notoriously clever cephalopod mollusk is one of the more uncommon sightings on Maui snorkeling tours, but if you’re lucky, you just might...
Marine Life Spotlight – Reef Triggerfish

Marine Life Spotlight – Reef Triggerfish

The reef triggerfish is one of the most iconic Hawaiian fish, particularly thanks to its name, which is one of the longest words in the Hawaiian language. When literally translated, humuhumunukunukuapua’a means “triggerfish with a snout like a pig.”...
Maui Marine Life Spotlight – Raccoon Butterflyfish

Maui Marine Life Spotlight – Raccoon Butterflyfish

The raccoon butterflyfish is one of the easiest Hawaiian fish to recognize, with the black eye “mask” that they have in common with their namesake. While many Hawaiian butterflyfish feature bright or pale yellow hues, the raccoon butterfly is more of a...
Grey Reef Shark Pups Born at Maui Ocean Center

Grey Reef Shark Pups Born at Maui Ocean Center

Photo Courtesy of Maui Ocean Project: mauioceancenter.com If you love marine life, you may be excited to hear that three grey reef shark pups were very recently born at the Maui Ocean Center in the 750,000 gallon Open Ocean exhibit. One of the pups was a male, and the...
New Hawaiian Fish Species Discovered

New Hawaiian Fish Species Discovered

A beautiful new Hawaiian fish was recently discovered within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and it has been named Tosanoides Obama Pyle. The fish was named after the president in gratitude for his decision to expand the monument, which we discussed...
Marine life to watch for on our Maui Boat Tours

Marine life to watch for on our Maui Boat Tours

On a Maui Boat Tour with Hawaii Ocean Project, you will see a myriad of different marine life. Whether you are on a snorkeling tour, a whale watch tour, or even a dinner cruise, you may see some of Maui’s unique residents and visitors alike. Hawaiian Green Sea...