• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Fishes

convict tang
You may see schools of convict tang when snorkling park waters.
Bryan Harry photo
 

A rainbow of color swirls before your eyes as you dive into the crystal blue Pacific waters. Tropical coral reef fish of all shapes and sizes swim past you. Some school together grazing on algae, some hide in holes waiting for an unsuspecting smaller fish to swim by, some use their long tubular mouths to pluck individual coral polyps. Together, they all comprise the myriad of fish species that live together on the Kaloko-Honokohau coral reef.

Did You Know?

sea turtles emerge from the Pacific Ocean

Did you know the green sea turtle is not called green due to the color of its shell, but rather the color of its fat that results from its all seaweed diet.