If you click on the photo, you can see the legs and the big claw...So I had to put it back down. Drat!!! It's hell having a conscience!!!
But I did see 2 octopuses. Way cool.
See it? On the left...the brown and white part....
This is a cropped photo of its face....Definitely interested in disappearing. The 2nd octopus was really hiding and it wasn't possible for me to get a good shot.
But I was able to quickly grab one of the scribbled file fish:
Gosh, I do love this fish! They are really quite big, and have those lovely blue lines and spots on the body. Sadly (or perhaps gladly, because if they were less shy, they'd probably be caught more often!), this one swam quickly away.
There were a few pinktail durgon:
And I found two hawks...hawk fish, that is! (If I saw 2 hawks over here on Kauai, I would have to sit down out of surprise....not so much the raptors on island...)
They sit on top or coral or rocks and watch the sea go by....
I like these Indo Pacific damsels too:
I didn't see these on Oahu. It's funny how the fish are so different...on Oahu (Hanauma Bay), I would often see Picasso Trigger. Here, not so much: but we do see this one:
This small one was going into a hole to hide. They have a spike on their heads, so once in a hole, they can put the spike up and it makes it almost impossible to pull them out! Not that I've tried that.....
I also saw some minnows....well, that would be what Dad would have called them in Michigan lakes. I could not tell what kind of fish they were, as they were so small and out near the bubbly, wavy water:
And somebody ate lobster recently for dinner....leaving only the shell:
And I almost forgot the small Scorpion Fish that didn't move the entire time I was photographing it.They are ambush predators!
And a cone shell...as near as I can tell, a Fig Cone!
Yes, don't freak out, but I actually looked it up in my shell book. Which, of course, didn't show this one. Oy.
And a snoozing seal:
Awwww....so cute and so tired.
And roped off, so it was protected...
And near the Scorpion Fish, which was at most maybe 4 inches long, were pencil urchins. Are they plural if more than one pencil? Oh, I could retire and be totally happy with all the things to look up:
And last but not least, the Baby Ball I got for a friend, who just had a baby boy:
Isn't it cute? The baby will be able to chew on it when teething. And hand made by ladies at NTBG! Talented, right?!
Have a great Saturday. I hope to swim at another location tomorrow...so we'll see what I find...