Category Archives for Ocean
Debbie from San Diego did an awesome trip last month, and she borrowed our camera for their Helicopter flight. Check these out!
In light of the fact that today is Father’s Day, giving Duke a little nod is appropriate. Duke Kahanamoku is generally recognized as the Father of Modern Surfing, but his history is much more interesting and complex than just that. … Continue reading
I was at a picnic the other day, and someone randomly mentioned that turtles cry if you kill them. The reason for this, she claimed, is that turtles have two hearts, so they are still alive when you are killing … Continue reading
The view from the top of Diamond Head Crater is a true gem, pun intended. It is certainly the best way to get a panoramic view of all of Honolulu, from Waikiki to the Koolau Mountain Range, and west to … Continue reading
When I first came to Honolulu at the tender age of 12, my father told me that the Diamond Head crater was so named because it resembled the shape of the top of a princess-cut diamond. Turns out he was … Continue reading
There’s another article in the NY Times about the water temperature of the world’s oceans causing reef bleaching, which could eventually cause the deaths of large swaths of coral reef worldwide. Whether you believe in global warming or not, it’s … Continue reading
Before the U.S. took over Hawaii in the late 1800s, the Hawaiian land management system was based around the ahupua’a. Ahupua’a by definition was one tier in the hierarchy of the old Hawaiian land divisions. An ahupua’a usually encompassed the wedge of … Continue reading