Tuesday, October 2, 2018

One octopus...it's all good

Octopus #1:
 I fear #1 octopus has had somebody bite a bit off...see the white patches. I guess that means the predator also got the chromatophores that do the color....but not sure exactly how that works. Just glad to see this one was still around. Also note the siphon.
The water was wavy and not clear, but glad to have the chance to get wet. Thursday, my normal next snorkel day, is supposed to be high surf so we'll see how that goes.

This I call Eel in a Snowstorm:
Of course, it wasn't a real snowstorm, but the sand in the water makes it sort of appear so...

Christmas Wrasse with light. It still amazes me how much different an animal looks with light and shadows on it.
 The Hebrew Cone, buried here near the red rock, looks good anyway, light or no.
 The male trunk fish could have used a rainbow of light on it, but I take what is there.
 I found a lot more pencil urchins today. Perhaps due to the lack of multiple octopuses.
 Mr. Rock Mover Wrasse rubbed against many things, but as far as I could see, none of them was an octopus.

Seal snoozing on the island.
It's hard to see, but there is a partial moon visible to the left of the big cloud.
I just thought these clouds were nice. So clean and white.

I must admit to a bit of stubbornness today...tried and tried and tried to clap my eyes on the little octopus from yesterday, without success. When you look for a rock with a small hole in it, it's rather surprising how many there are! But I'm happy with one sighting. We'll see about Thursday....
And thanks for reading!

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