Sunday, December 21, 2014
We had some first-timers with us this morning and I really enjoyed showing them around. Unfortunately, with the water far less than clear, there wasn't a whole lot to see. But at least we could (barely) hear the Humpback Whales singing.
Click HERE for a couple more photos from today's swim.
Posted by Maui Don - Dolphin Dude at 3:40 PM
Friday, December 19, 2014
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge this morning for the first time ever.
Birds were in abundance, but mostly lots of 'alae kea (Hawaiian Coot) and the truly obnoxious ae'o (Hawaiian Stilt), both of which are endangered species.
Never visit these ponds with a headache, though. The ae'o constantly sounded off whenever I was near and I found their loud call not dissimilar to a car alarm - and it NEVER STOPPED the entire time I was there. I will not be going back ever again, at least not without ear plugs.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Unfortunately, we are seeing way too much coral bleaching going on. While I normally complain (a lot) about chilly water this time of year, at least it keeps further bleaching on hold.
Click HERE for more photos from today's ocean swim.
Posted by Maui Don - Dolphin Dude at 4:39 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ti plants are in bloom right now all over the place.
And this (bottom photo) is yet another reason I do NOT photograph people professionally. Good luck getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time with eyes open and relaxed expressions.