June 28, 2011
The greatest gift of being a Honu volunteer besides Hang’in at Da Beach with some good look’in Honu and our awsome group of volunteers is when that tourist just say’s a simple thank you for what you do. That just makes my day!! LML
June 18, 2011
I was out today and had the pleasure of talking to one of your volunteers. He told us about your Golden Nenue and I am very proud to say I had the pleasure of seeing her today. I very special moment… I kept my distance, but she is a friendly little fish she swam so close to me at one point I thought she was coming up for a kiss!!! I feel blessed to have experienced seeing this rare beauty. Keep up the good work to keep this fish and all the ocean beauties in this area safe. I am thankful for organizations such as yours!!!!
April 09, 2011
Our family spends many summer days (and evenings) snorkeling in the kiddie pools of Shark’s Cove, off shore of the firehouse, and around Three Tables. Over the years, we have noticed a significant increase in sea life variety and quantity. Last summer was the first time we swam along a family of squid at Three Tables and of course the number of sea turtles is steadily increasing. While the kiddie pools at Shark’s Cove may seem sparse on the sea life during the day, we have been pleasantly surprised at the incredible variety of life that comes out at night! The reefs within those tidepools are home to countless species of marine life. I am so glad Pupukea Waimea folks are increasing efforts to educate the public about this amazing ecosystem. Keep up the great work!
Hanauma Bay Outreach Program
March 05, 2011
August 13, 2010
I’m visiting my parents and I must say that I’ve noticed greater diversity and a higher volume of marine life along the North Shore than ever before. We snorkeled with the kids from Keiki rocks into Shark’s Cove and saw spotted eagle rays, sharks, and lots of eels and fish. Outside, we could see spinner dolphins jumping. It made me wonder if there have been any studies recently to inventory the marine life.
Growing up on the North Shore in the 70s we never even saw turtles (except on the menu at the Sea View Inn), dolphins, rays or monk seals. Now they’re everywhere.
I know there’s still lots of work to be done (saw lots of tourists standing on the coral at Waimea Bay today), but I just wanted to pass along some positive feedback — the activism seems to be paying off.