Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hawaii Oceanic's Crew Members Complete NOAA Disentanglement Coursework

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) oversees the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.


The Humpback Whale sanctuary itself is an officially designated area that is located within the warm waters around each of the major Hawaiian Islands. 

Humpback whales in Hawaiian waters do sometimes become entangled in man-made objects, at times the whales can free themselves, at other times, the whale may find itself trapped.


Whales that are trapped or entangled in objects may be disabled to such an extent that the affected Humpback whale could suffer from starvation, drowning, or develop infections at the site of entanglement.


Educational coursework offered by the NOAA about entangled marine life was completed by each crewmember of Hawaii Oceanic.

Knowledge about who to contact, or how and when to help marine wildlife.... isn't the only goal of the NOAA; the hoped for result that the NOAA wants ultimately is that we can all reduce the risk of entanglement of all marine life.


Ocean trash that has thus far been identified by the NOAA as being the most often found to be responsible for entangling marine life is mooring gear and fishing gear. 


For more information, visit NOAA.




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Monday, January 4, 2016

Hawaii Oceanic's Crew Members Have a new Certification

Hawaii Oceanic's crew members are newly certified by the State of Hawaii as Manta Naturalists.

Each of Hawaii Oceanic's crew members took part in educational coursework offered by the Manta Pacific Research Foundation that provides educational programs and promotes Manta Ray conservation across the planet. 

http://mantapacific.org
A complete list of guidelines when diving with manta rays can be found at the Manta Pacific Research Foundation webpages, but to summarize:
  • only visual observation of manta rays is allowed when swimming with manta rays. 
  • guest underwater swimmers must abide by your manta ray tour guide's requirements, one of which is that sufficient open water must be present between guest underwater swimmers and the manta rays to allow the mantas sufficient room to maneuver.
  • guest snorkelers must position themselves horizontally on the ocean's surface with sufficient open water present between themselves and the manta rays to allow the mantas sufficient room to maneuver.
  • guest swimmers and guest snorkelers with manta rays must follow their manta ray guides' instruction as to the direction that lights must be directed when around manta rays.
  • breathing must be timed so that guests do not allow bubbles to rise up into a manta ray if one were to pass overhead.
  • guest swimmers and guest snorkelers with manta rays must follow their manta ray guidelines when it comes to videotaping or photographing manta rays.
 If you are interested in the manta ray identification project, please visit here for more information detailed at the Manta Pacific Research Foundation pages.


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Friday, October 2, 2015

Hawaii Oceanic's Coast Guard certified boat, the Pueo Kai 2

Hawaii Oceanic's new Coast Guard certified boat, the Pueo Kai 2, can take small groups of up to 12 people to enjoy the Kona coastline.



If your group or family would prefer to have a charter boat to themselves, Hawaii Oceanic offers The Private Explorer charter boat tour.  

The Private Explorer charter boat tour with Hawaii Oceanic is where we can make our boat yours for the whole morning, where you and your family can decide how to best enjoy the beautiful Kona coastline of Hawaii. 

Interested in snorkeling with Manta Rays at night? Hawaii Oceanic is proud to be a Green Listed Activity Provider, verified by the Manta Ray Advocates of Hawaii.

The best time to snorkel with Manta Rays is at night. No snorkeling experience is required!   



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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Snorkeleing with Manta Rays Kona Hawaii with Hawaii Oceanic

This month has been nothing short of absolutely awesome during each of our Manta Ray Magic Night Snorkeling charter boat tours.

We've been seeing over a dozen Manta Rays each night!

Check out our Manta Ray video and Manta Ray snorkeling photos below. 










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Dolphin Echolocation - Dolphin Communication

Hawaii Oceanic's below videos are of dolphins swimming who are using echolocation.

Echolocation is a rapid clicking sound, where the dolphins use high frequency sound pulses that bounce off of objects in the water and refract back to the dolphin.

The dolphin are able to interpret the returning sound waves and can "see" the object in greater detail through high frequency sound pulses than the dolphin could see if the dolphins' were relying upon their eyesight alone. 

Dolphin can actually detect density differences in the object and can scan through fish, sand, and even people. 

Sometimes you can even feel the buzzing if a dolphin is close enough to you and is echolocating your body.

We call it being "buzzed" by the dolphin.   

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Kids Swim With Dolphins! Dolphin Swim for Kids! Kona Hawaii

Families with young children who want to experience swimming with dolphins are welcome to book our "Private Explorer" Charter Boat tour with Hawaii Oceanic.

Young children on our Private Explorer charter tour can be put through our "Mermaid Academy." 




"The little mermaids love it!  They get extra attention in the water to make sure they have as much fun as the older, stronger swimmers." 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Swimming with Dolphins - Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

Hawaii Oceanic guests on our "Dolphin Dreaming" charter tour found Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins playing with a jellyfish!
 
The dolphins were taking turns biting the jellyfish and then rubbing it around their pectoral fins and tail flukes. 
 
The dolphins played with the jellyfish for several minutes while our guests who were snorkeling with the dolphins watched. 
 
First time we've seen dolphin play with a jellyfish in that manner.
 









 
 
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