View Full Version : Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse Station

04/14/2014, 08:50 PM
Snorkeling near Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, I ran into a cleaning station so I took some footage and threw together a short (1:45) video. It is amazing what you can see while snorkeling over a coral reef.

These two little wrasses worked non-stop for the hour or so I spent watching them. I lost count at over a dozen different species they "treated". I have no idea how many individual fish but it was probably around 100.

I can see why many believe these fish should never be taken from the reef. Collectors would have no trouble wiping away an important cleaning station in a just a second.

Tang lovers - watch how fast the Naso Tang changes color at the 1:00 to 1:08 mark.

Hope you enjoy it... Please watch it at 1080p or at least 720p resolution


Here is the link:



Sugar Magnolia
04/15/2014, 09:15 AM
That's so cool! Thanks for sharing!

04/16/2014, 10:24 AM
Thank you Adrienne. It was amazing to see and I had to share it with a community that would appreciate it.

04/18/2014, 08:53 AM
This video is awesome! Agreed, Thanks for sharing!

04/18/2014, 10:09 AM
Beautiful fish and awesome vid!
Thanks for sharing naturenerd:thumbsup:

04/18/2014, 10:25 AM
great video!