Thursday, July 12, 2018

One octopus

I'm fond of saying that any day with an octopus is a good day. The pix weren't stellar, but I'll take what I can get!
Yeah, the octopus stayed hidden the entire swim. It will be interesting to see if it is still there next week. (It is in the hole to the left of the rocks.)

Didn't want to ignore the Abudefduf. (even though it pretty much ignored me...)
 Nice Basket shell, hiding underneath.

A large Honu swam past me. I had to get the attention of the lady who was following it, even though she tried to claim she wasn't, but just "floating." Yeah, floating in the wake of the turtle...A large no-no!
 Blenny. I am lazy and must look up which type it is!
 Nice Clouds and palms.
I was afraid to find out this Cowry shell was still in use, but luckily, upon picking it up, it was broken in half and no other animals were using it. I wonder what broke it: These are not fragile shells, so whatever did it, animal or rocks via waves, was strong.

Two Bluefin Trevally amongst the goat fish.
Had to smile at the Pencil Urchin with Brighteye Chromis.

I took the following photo because of all the little white shells...only when I got it home did I see the Shrimp at the top of the photo! You can see bits of the red and white legs.
 Snowflake Moray. These are the most plentiful on the reef. And the Bluefin Trevally love to harass them.
I have added up some of my octo-sightings from past years. I'm not done yet, but so far have over 4,000 sightings! Granted these could be some of the same octopuses on different days, but that was a nice number. God is good.

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