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HAWAII

Gorgasia hawaiiensis   

Corsair, Oahu, 110 feet 

 

 

Molokini Crater, Maui

Puako, Hawaii, 70 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 70 feet (cropped)

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 90 feet

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Corsair, Oahu, 110 feet (cropped)

HAWAIIAN GARDEN EEL

Locally common in aggregations on sand flats exposed to current at deeper scuba depths.  Extends vertically from burrow to feed upon zooplankton and retracts completely when approached.  Attains 3 feet and a diameter of one-half inch.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.