COURTESY WAIKIKI AQUARIUM
Hard-to-raise Hawaiian reef squid return to Waikiki Aquarium's 'Jet Set'
Hawaiian reef squid have made a return to the Waikiki Aquarium. After a four-year absence, squid have joined "The Jet Set" gallery, which also features octopus and nautilus.
Reef squid are common in the islands and grow to about 14 inches in length. Considered among the ocean's most intelligent invertebrates, they have outstanding visual acuity and can change colors to signal aggression, courtship and feeding.
Because they are difficult to raise in captivity, they typically have a life span of nine or 10 months.
Admission to the aquarium is $9; $6 for kamaaina, military, students and seniors; $4 for ages 13 to 17 and those with disabilities; $2 for children; free for ages 4 and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium members. Call 923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.
Undersea explorer Richard Pyle to reveal secrets of the coral reefs
The Bishop Museum's Coral Reef Lecture Series ends with a presentation by underwater explorer Richard Pyle at 6 p.m. Thursday at the museum's Atherton Halau.
In his talk, "Into the Twilight Zone: Exploring the Deep Coral Reefs," Pyle will explain how a team of scientists is documenting deep reefs off Maui, already discovering more than 100 new species of fish.
Coral reef habitats extend to a depth of approximately 500 feet, but only the upper third has been explored. Reaching the lower two-thirds requires advanced diving gear and special gas mixtures, as Pyle will explain.
Admission is free. Call 847-8256 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.