Sunday, August 27, 2017

OK, now for the underwater adventures!

We start right off with a juvenile Rock Mover Wrasse.  To some, it might be an Eagle Eye Challenge.  Love these little fish!
And I should have placed this seal shot first, but oh was snoozing quite far up on the beach, so it almost looks like it was planning to hop into the boat tied up nearby. (I did hear of a seal that hopped aboard a boat, but it was running from a shark. Certainly can't blame it for that!)
This is a Turban shell I collected years ago. This is the shell that creates the operculum that I collect.  I think the shells are very pretty and I usually do not collect them because I can't be sure they are not in use...there's the little area on the other end from the hole in which the animal or a crab could hide. I'm not killing animals just to collect. 

This lizard ran from us as we went out today. And then perched on the railing to see what our next move would be...what a long tail.
 I was gonna call this one Palm Trees, but I'll call it clouds.

THIS one I'll call Palm Trees.  ha
Snowflake moray eel.  I usually can't catch a shot of the whole animal, but this one was very obliging. Not that it knew it was helping me.

There's a tiny fish in the hole in the top of this coral head. Please click on the photo.  It will also help you see the coral and its tiny "flowers." I try to check this Coral head often, as an octopus once lived in there...but now I think it's mostly a big crab that inhabits it.
The Brighteye Damsel fish just outside the hole with the octopus. (Which you can see if you try: inside the hole and below the fish..)
This was the only octopus I saw today. Not complaining! Any day with an octopus is a good day. (Close your eyes and ears, Barbara and Perry!)
 The octo-eye in the photo below is just above that gray rock.
 Trunk or Box fish butt.  Always with the running away...
Smallish Urchin. I love that they collect stuff for protection or camouflage. It does work: sometimes they have so much around them, I can't tell there's an Urchin there. (I do believe it's called a Collector Urchin.)
 For some reason, these yellow rocks fascinate me. I've got a whole collection of pix.

Eagle Eye Challenge. There's a Juvenile Rock Mover wrasse in this photo. No, not kidding.

And the bigger version:

A REALLY skinny cornet fish. Smaller in diameter than a pencil.
A series of Picasso Trigger (Humu) fish. This one was about 2 inches long. Gotta love that! But still very feisty. This one tried to dart into a hole. Not sure if the hole was too small, but it backed right back out.

Love the colors and patterns.

 And more colors: Christmas Wrasse:

Another Cornet Fish:
Lots of pretty today and a fair and a corn dog. What more could a girl want?

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