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Old 07-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Beach studying

Since I literally live about two minutes away from a beach, I thought it would be a good idea to check out the fish. I went to the beach last summer and I always find this goby looking fish. I have the whole weekend to study them and try and identify them. I live in the uk by the way, so the sea isn't that warm! Anyone else do anytjing similar on their beach trips?
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I do this every time I go. I'm not scuba certified yet, so I'm the one snorkeling in the shallow water with a net that's way too slow to catch anything. I actually just got back from a beach trip, found and ID'd some moon snails, mushroom jellies, cardinal fish, and plenty of sharks. The water was cloudier than usual due to storms. And the fish were fast.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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I do this too. I'll look for butterfly fish and once I saw a blue boxfish
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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I search the shore for cool and interesting things, the coolest thing I've found is a sea sponge, I've found tons of shells, jellyfish, and once I even found a baby shark that was beached and I set him free needless to say I didn't go in the water the whole rest of the day...
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I do this too. I'll look for butterfly fish and once I saw a blue boxfish
You are so lucky to live in hawaii, there are soo many cool fish and inverts out there. When I was there I saw a bunch of baby convict tangs in a tide pool, and held a sea urchin lol

What kind of butterflies do you see there? I've only seen aurigas, raccoons and milletseed.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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We have thread fins, millet seeds, long noses, heniochus, and raccoon butterflies. I might have left out a few species
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We have thread fins, millet seeds, long noses, heniochus, and raccoon butterflies. I might have left out a few species
I'm so jealous lol

If you don't mind me asking, which island are you from?
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #8
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I'm from Oahu. We also have soldier fish, achiles tangs, convict tangs, sergant majors, snowflake eels and I found some pistol and mantis shrimps
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Very cool!! Are you scuba certified?
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No I found/ encountered these fish in fairly shallow water. Today while exploring a near by river, I saw a pair of cyprinids that might be rosy barbs
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Man Hawaii is awesome, I came on vacation a fee years ago to kona. It's was pretty cool spent alot of time in the ocean!
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No I found/ encountered these fish in fairly shallow water. Today while exploring a near by river, I saw a pair of cyprinids that might be rosy barbs
You are so lucky!! I'd literally spend all my time in the water looking at fish
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #13
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Only downside to living in hawaii is you can't get cool fish like freshwater rays, polypterus, crystal red shrimp, or pike cichlids
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Only downside to living in hawaii is you can't get cool fish like freshwater rays, polypterus, crystal red shrimp, or pike cichlids
Why not? Are they illegal or do they just not ship them to hawaii
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Yea and shipping must be a fortune for most things
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #16
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All those organisms are illegal. They pose a threat to native fish that live far from humans. A few places on Oahu have fish that people release like convicts, corydoras, managuense cichlids, green terrors, bala sharks, plecos, and electric blue African cichlids
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What a horrible smorgasbord of fish
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure people are permitted to catch those fish
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I love doing that I test the salinity of the coast of the Carolina's I go around the bay and use a landing net to see shrimps, minnows, blennys and so much more and i live only 2 hours away from any beach!
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