We have some very crazy looking marine worms that grow out on our Hawaiian coral reefs and this one looks like the old feather duster hand broom that your grandmother used to clean the house with that was made from turkey feathers!
This eight-foot-long, 300-pound shark is quite rare in the main Hawaiian Islands, but there are a pair of them that live in Hanalei Bay. They are more common around the islands of Ni‘ihau and Molokini, and they tend to be territorial.
Hawaiian trigger-fish are made famous by our common, shallow-water, wedge-tail trigger-fish known as humuhumu-nukunukuapua‘a, but we have another, less-known Hawaiian trigger-fish that does not even have a Hawaiian name.
We all have seen the beautiful black coral necklaces that have been sold in Hawaiian jewelry stores but this coral species is not black! Only the coral skeleton is black but the actual live coral is bright orange or tan in color.