Congrats to the 2017 BIO 403 class for a great month on the island learning various skills necessary to their marine biology careers!
Mother humpback whale and her newborn calf, with blood visible in the water from the birth. Photo: HIMB Marine Mammal Research Program. NOAA permit: #20311-01.
More complex habitats tend to contain more species. Reef fishes and brittlestars using corals as habitat and for protection. Credit: Damaris Torres-Pulliza.