What kind of fish can you find in Maui?

Im going to maui next week and we are going to go snorkeling and I was wondering what type of fish to watch out for, and what fish to see the beauty of?

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  1. There are many exotic fish that can be found on Maui.

    Ahi, also known as “Yellowfin” or “Bigeye” (Because of its long bright yellow fins, and its big black eyes) is one of the most popular fish in Maui. It can weigh from 3 pounds to over 200 pounds and is a popular dish at local restaurants.

    Mahimahi, Also known as the dolphin fish. In the water its colors are brilliant blue and silver dappled with yellow, these fade once they’re caught. Most of the fish are between 8 and 25 pounds.

    Ono, commonly known as Wahoo, is a close relative of the king mackerel. Ono may grow to more than 100 pounds, but the usual size of the fish caught in Hawaii is 8 to 30 pounds. Ono is a Hawaiian word meaning “good to eat.” The Ono was said by the ancient Hawaiians to be the parent of the Opelu, a mackerel scad of great importance to the subsistence of the early Hawaiians.

    Onaga (Also known as Ruby or Long Tailed Red Snapper) is a fish that can usually be seen during the winter time. Most of the Onaga caught off the Hawaii shoreline range in size from 1 to 18 pounds.

    Opakapaka (Also known as Pink snapper or Hawaiian pink snapper, as it is commonly called) has light brown to bright colored skin; however the flesh is a clear, light pink, hence, the name. Most Opakapaka taken in waters around the inhabited Hawaiian islands weigh from one to five pounds.

    Ulua (Also known as Pompano or, when under 12 pounds, as Papio.) Ulua can be caught by rod and reel from shore and are the most sought after inshore fish in Hawaii.

    That is just to name some of the major fish that can be found in Maui, but they’re are plenty more to be found!

    Have fun! =)

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