A unique fish that inhabits the waters of Maui is the Bird Wrasse, or Hinalea i’iwi as its known by its Hawaiian name. The Bird Wrasse is identifiable by its elongated beak which is used to catch long, skinny prey which it then holds captive while breaking it up into bite-size pieces. The female is brownish black, and the male is variations of green. For this reason the male is often called the Green Bird Wrasse, and the female, the Black or Brown Bird Wrasse. At maturity males grow to 12 inches, and females to 8 inches. Keep your eyes out for this fish while snorkeling.