CRITTER: Meet puhi lau milo the undulated moray eel

  • Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

    The undulated moray gets its name due to their pattern of undulating stripes. They have a mouth full of sharp teeth.

Puhi lau milo is a 4-foot-long, beautiful moray eel that hides in the reef during the day and comes out to feed at night. If you have done a snorkel in Hawai‘i over a shallow lava and coral reef you probably have gone right over one of these morays, as they are quite common but rarely ever seen during the day.

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