A couple dozen amateur photographers spent a week practicing their craft with five pros during the Body Glove Kona Classic 2005 on the Big Island of Hawaii. This year, Reef Check invited the photographers to take aim at the Reef Check Indicator species in Hawaii and to shoot participants carrying out a Reef Check survey. There were four winners — Best Invertebrate, Best Action Shot and a double winner for Best Fish Shot. A silent auction during the final award ceremony raised funds in support of Reef Check. During “Kids Day,” about 100 children were taught some basic do’s and don’ts about coral reefs and then tested. Successful answers were rewarded with a snorkeling set, rash guard or other item donated by Body Glove.
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