Viewing Hawaiian Wildlife
As a tropical destination located thousands of miles from the closets continent, Hawaii features a unique mix of animals, plants, marine life, and even reptiles, all calling the islands, and the surrounding oceans home. Some visitors are able to discover these amazing creatures on their own, and many do not get to catch a glimpse of the diverse wildlife that are found in Hawaii. And while seeing wild animals is always a treat, it is important to remember to not touch, harass, or harm any animal that you may come across. The island depend on them to flourish, and many animals are highly regarded by Hawaiians.
To see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, you may need to venture down to a secluded cove and wait for one to crawl out of the water for a rest on a sandy beach. Remember to keep a safe distance, as the Honu is protected by law, and punishable by fine. You can also set out for snorkeling and perhaps see a turtle swimming freely beneath the surface. You will definitely encounter tropical fish that are found on the reefs, and at places like Hanauma Bay, you can even enter the water from the shore.
One of the most amazing sites is to see wild dolphins swimming of the Hawaiian coast. Though these sightings are tough to predict, most tours that depart in the early morning hours encounter dolphins that have retreated to the shallow waters following a night of hunting.
Birds and lizards of all kinds are found in the Hawaiian Rainforest, and a huge variety of trees, plants, and flowers are also found throughout the rainforests. You can discover everything hidden deep within the trees on a fun nature tour, hiking along trails and learning about the native plants and animals that are found in the lush mountains. For guests on the Big Island and Kauai, be sure to keep a look out for the Hawaiian Nene, the state bird, and one of the most rare sites in the islands.
The wildlife in Hawaii is found in abundance, and nature surrounds you once you arrive. Green Sea Turtles and Monk Seals are often spotted lounging on beaches, and are an amazing site to see. If you are lucky enough to spot one, please keep your distance. Hawaiian’s love them and it is important to respect their space. Even the fish you find swimming on reefs or close to the shore are treasured and respecting their space is vital to the Hawaiian Ecology. Enjoy the sightings and embrace their beauty, but please don’t touch.
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