Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Who would eat who?!

I was surprised to see these two in such close proximity. The Spotfin Scorpion Fish cheek to jowl with the Snowflake Moray eel. They didn't seem to mind each other. If I were the eel, I would be a little leery.

Two juvenile Yellow Tail Coris. I don't usually see more than one at a time.

Brighteye Chromis.
 I took a bag with me today, as I had seen a lot of fishing line wrapped around an underwater plant. It would have been yucky to put into my dive pouch. I didn't see it again today, but did find another mess of fishing line wrapped around a plant. I found it was quite hard to open a plastic bag while underwater! 
 Fishing lures that are now in the trash in Poipu. Note the huge hook in the one to the left. And I do not even want to think about the rusty one below.
Peacock Grouper
 The green and white striped thing is a juvenile Rock Mover Wrasse. They are quick!

And speaking of quick, this lizard fish blasted off after I snapped one picture!

Male Box Fish...front and back. 
 Pencil Urchins...I would be so claustrophobic! It is hiding between two rocks of a coral head.

This group of Rock Mover wrasses were very interested in something underneath this rock, as were the two Bluefin Trevally. Never did see what they were so interested in.
 I think this is a sand dollar.

OK, see the Scorpion Fish? Look for the fin and the head is above it. You can see the eye too.

Spotfin Scorpion Fish. This is a different one than the one above.
Remains of a urchin. Pretty shell. But very breakable, so I didn't pick it up.
It was a nice swim, but as usual when I don't see an octopus, I was rather disappointed. But I have to remember that it's a joy to swim; just an extra joy when there are octopuses.

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