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Fun Facts About Hawaiian Marine Life September 4, 2019

Kekaha-Waimea, Kauai
Fun Facts About Hawaiian Marine Life, Kekaha-Waimea, Hawaii

Whether you’re a local or visiting Hawaii on vacation, having access to aquatic adventure tours allow you to observe the wonders of the ocean and marine life. Remember these fun facts about sea life to add to your excitement the next time you go on a boat tour or snorkeling expedition.

3 Interesting Facts About Marine Life in Hawaii

1. Green Sea Turtles Are Vegetarians

While found in over 80 countries, these creatures primarily nest in the Hawaiian Islands. Unlike most sea turtles, they enjoy a vegetarian diet, eating only algae and seagrass. Their green diet contributes to the color of their cartilage. Seeing green sea turtles on an adventure tour is always a treat as they can grow to be upward of 300 pounds.

2. Hawaiian Monk Seals Are Exclusive to the Region

adventure tourThere are only two native mammal species found in the Aloha State, and the Hawaiian monk seal is one of them. Unlike most seals, this species is partial to the warm, sandy beaches of Hawaii. On average, they grow to about seven feet long and weigh between 500 and 600 pounds. They spend the majority of their time at sea, but when they come ashore, they prefer small, uninhabited atolls or islands.

3. Humpback Whales Visit Hawaii Every Year

Humpback whales migrate depending on the season. In the summer, they prefer cold or temperate waters for feeding, and in the winter, they move to tropical climates to breed. Based on these migration patterns, humpback whales are commonly seen around Hawaii from November to May. The peak season for booking an adventure tour that includes whale watching is January through March.

 

If you’re ready for an invigorating adventure tour that includes sightseeing and observing unique marine life, contact the friendly team at Na Pali Riders Raft Tours in Waimea, HI. With over 25 years of experience and a commitment to hosting unforgettable boat tours, this locally owned company provides a fun boat trip for kamaaina and tourists in Kauai. Call (808) 742-6331 to book your excursion, and visit their website to learn more about their tours.

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