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HAWAII MARINE LIFE

Hawaii Snorkeling Guide on marine life which is indigenous to Hawaii.  Let our informed crew guide you on the most fun  snorkel tour experience on the west side of the Big Island.

Over 25% of Hawaii’s Marine Life is found no where else in the world.  The Hawaiian islands have the highest endemism of any tropical marine system on earth.

Here’s the percent of species found no where else on the planet:

Fishes 23%
Soft corals 49%
Hard corals 18%
Sponges 48%
Algae 18%
Gastropods 26%
Bivalves 51%
Crustaceans 38%

The main Hawaiian islands have 750 miles of shoreline and 975 square miles of coral reef.

 

 

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