Underwater friends

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I don’t know exactly what this is, but I think it may be either a sea urchin or a sponge. I’m not quite sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I am sure of is that this photo was taken with my iPhone in the lagoon at Magic Island. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, on the left, the thumbnail is of the original photo before I edited it in the Preview program on my Mac.

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Floral Beauty 1

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We took a lot of flower photos while on Oahu, which we will be sharing with you. I love flowers a lot but I am by no means a botanist and some of these flower photos we will share I have absolutely zero clue what species or type of flower they are.

We will try using Google Image search to at least get a name if we do not have one – if you know what one of the unidentified photos is please feel free to make a comment about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This one I am fairly confident is a Hibiscus and I am fairly sure it is one of the Chinese Hibiscus versions.

From Wikipedia – Hawaiian Hibiscus

Hawaiian hibiscus are the seven known species of hibiscus regarded as native to Hawaiสปi. The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.

Although tourists regularly associate the hibiscus flower with their experiences visiting the US state of Hawaiสปi, and the plant family Malvaceae includes a relatively large number of species that are native to the Hawaiian Islands, those flowers presented to or regularly observed by tourists are generally not the native hibiscus flowers.

Most commonly grown as ornamental plants in the Islands are the Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) and its numerous hybrids.

For more on Hibiscus via Wikipedia, click here.