Midwater creatures off the Kona coast of Hawaii:
From plankton to whales

Bonnie Carini
Ocean Drifters, Inc.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Friday, June 25, 1999
12:00 Noon—Pacific Forum

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This presentation will reveal some of the fascinating mid-ocean creatures that inhabit the ocean off of the Kona coast of Hawaii. The images and information were gathered using a specialized mode of SCUBA called blue-water diving. Drifting over 3,000 meters of water during the day and the night has resulted in encounters with small, slow-swimming gelatinous zooplankton (as pictured here), much larger, fast oceanic predators (sharks), and the very large cetaceans.

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