Wendy McIlroy: On Kauai's Reefs
Occupation: Veterinarian and PADI Instructor
Home: Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
Favorite diving spot: Koloa Landing. I like to shoot macro with my camera and take my time without worrying about a group of divers on a dive boat.
Favorite diving experience: Hearing whalesong during winter dives.
Favorite example of symbiosis on the reef: Turtle cleaning stations.
Fascinating and interesting marine creature: There are so many! Just knowing that many of our sea creatures are found nowhere else on earth makes seeing them a special occasion.
What are some healthy reef indicators: A good balance of predator and prey species on the reef.
Tip for protecting the reef: Respect the balance and allow the ocean to "breathe."