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Spinner Dolphins

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The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales. Spinner dolphins are small cetaceans with…

Inside the Mouth of the Whitemouth Eel

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Molokini Crater has 250 species of fish, give or take a few, and depending on who’s counting. Archeological evidence suggests that Native Hawaiian people have come to fish this crescent-shaped islet since the 6th Century. Today Molokini Crater is a Marine Preserve and so you won’t see traditional fisheries here any longer. You have to…

Frequently Asked Questions About Hawaiian Monk Seals

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What is the Hawaiian name for Hawaiian Monk Seals? Lio-holo-i-ka-uaua, which means “dog running in the rough seas,” or Na mea hulu, which means “the furry one.” How big do Hawaiian Monk Seals get? Big. Both male and female Monk Seals can grow to be the size of exceptionally curvy professional basketball players. Think Shaquille…

Tips for Beach Loading on Kai Kanani

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The Kai Kanani 2 is unique in Maui as we are the only boat to depart from Makena and the only catamaran to depart from the south side of the island.  This special departure point gives our guests a unique advantage over other trips – much shorter cruise times to Maui’s best snorkel opportunities at…

Maui Webcams to Plan your Day

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How to be your own weather forecaster in Hawaii – webcams you can count on. The ancient Hawaiians were master navigators and weather forecasters.  After all, it was they that successfully read the waves, wind and clouds to sail the ocean blue and make Hawaii what it is today. Now you can be your own Kilo…