Monthly Archives: September 2011

2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Part Three

Day 4 – Aug 20:  The team returned to Hale’iwa on the north shore for another full day of collecting. The water conditions have been better here than anywhere else on the island so far and we have been finding more »

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Critter News: Sea Pens!

What can glow, burrow, and drift away? Sea pens! When touched by a predator such as a leather star, sunflower star, or any of several nudibranchs (including opalescent, striped, orange peel, and diamondback), sea pens have several defenses. It may more »

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2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Part Two

Day 2 — Aug 18: 5am start time. After breakfast and packing lunch to take with us, the team loaded up the vans and headed to the north shore of the island to begin a “shake down” collecting day at more »

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Fun Animal Facts: Giant Pacific Octopus

Scientific name: Enteroctopus dofleini What do you call more than one octopus? Although many believe the correct plural form of octopus is octopi, it’s actually octopuses. Weight: Octopuses average 60 pounds, but they can weigh up to 150 – with more »

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