Let the fish feed themselves. Fish can become habituated or
accustomed to getting food from humans. Sometimes, fish
that populate areas that receive a lot of human contact can
become so well fed they refuse to graze off of the reefs’
natural algae and seaweed. If they become dependent on
people feeding them, fish can get aggressive with snorkelers
and swimmers in expectation for food. For everyone’s
enjoyment, it’s best to let them graze naturally; so please, do
not feed the fish.
Green your screen. Harsh chemicals used in some sunscreens
pose a hazard to marine wildlife. Before slipping into the
water, check to be sure that your lotion or sunblock does
not contain the following chemicals: PABA, octinoxate,
oxybenzone, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor or the
preservative butylparaben. These chemicals are potentially
dangerous and pose a threat to ocean animals.
If your children are vacationing with you on Kaua‘i, don’t
miss out on the chance to expose your kids to some of the
island’s unique aquatic ecosystems and cultural connections.
You can learn more about underwater life, coral reefs and
Hawai‘i’s native agriculture with Captain Paul Clark at
the Young Voyager’s Club. This organization specializing
in environmental education is offered by the St. Regis
Princeville Resort. Led by a professional, CPR experienced
and First Aid certified staff, children (ages 5-13) can
participate in fun and enriching full or half day activities
•Coral Reef Ecology: a beach, reef, and under the
microscope exploration of fish, invertebrates, and ocean
•Seed to Sea: from ocean navigation to fishing, discover
native Hawaiian plants that were once used for ocean
(( TOP) JAMES WAT T/NOAA; OPPOSITE) ANDRE W WALSH
For more information contact (808) 826-9644.