Thursday, November 29, 2018

Six Pieuvres!!!

No, they weren't French octopuses, I just felt like using the French word for octopus. 

 My pal is going to have a REALLY hard time seeing this one!  Look in the middle near the edge on the right.
Then on to octopus #2:

The Rock Mover wrasse got into the act. The octopus is on the left about in the middle. Look for the white lines around the eyes...

 You can see the small siphon...that's how i know it's a young one.
 This Convict Tang swam by and didn't even notice the octopus. Well, I don't think it's so hard to get them to talk.

See the little triangle of tan inside the den? That is the very clever octopus #3, hiding behind the rock, which it probably pulled in after itself. They are tricky like that!
He'e #4:

 This one hides in a small alleyway...and changes colors when it sees me seeing it.

He'e #5:
This is the same octopus that I devoted so many photos of earlier in the week. Still in the same place and just chillin'.

 He'e 6 sitting up..

And upside down

This was a new octopus as far as I know. Well, new to me anyway.
And that's the octo-saga for today. And here come the other interesting animals...
 Three Bluefin Trevally
 4 Brighteye Chromis
 An ornament from our tree: A Child is Born!

Abudefduf Sordidus
 Christmas Wrasse

Palms and clouds for Alex
 This Hawkfish was mostly in a hole, but hanging on for the surprise factor.
 Moon and clouds
 Moon and stars...the latter are the barely there pinpricks of light
 Oops! How did that get in here?
 You can see the eyes in both photos, and suckers and skin and siphon. Your basic complete package. (Having said that, I realize I have never seen the octopus' mouth.  Since it's on the bottom, don't know if I will.)
 Our cute little Christmas tree. We placed it outside, as our place is super tiny.

 Pencil Urchins

Pinktail Durgon
 Scorpion Fish #1

 #2 above and below.
 Spanish Dancer

There are unicorns!!!!
 Whitemouth moray eel. 

That's it for today, kids. Thanks for reading. And thanks to God for showing me all His splendid creations.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

lots of octopuses

Apparently, the octopuses had no interest in the 40-60 foot waves on the North shore today, so I got to see a lot of them. The water here in Poipu was pretty wavy, so the pix are not great...just warning you.
 The 4 spot butterfly looks so amazing next to the drab ocean floor.
 This is the same octopus that posed so well for me last time...still posing.
 Seal up near the plants...I am a bit concerned about the bump near its "shoulder."
 Clouds...we had some rain
 Moray eel....
 Octopus #2 stayed pretty still too.
 This one definitely has hiding down pat...if you look at the left part of the brown blob, you'll see its eye.

 Another good hider. I do find them because of the rocks outside the den. Glad they are marking their territory!
 This Humu swam into an octo-den to hide.
 This is a male snoozing. And you can see its path to the plants..
 Remains of the full moon
 Nice mountain covered in fog
 Palm trees for my sweetie
 Pinktail Durgon.

 Rainbow near the lifeguard shack
 Rainbow on the tail of Blue Spined Unicorn fish

 A different rainbow
 If you look carefully at the photo above, you'll see 2 black things in the Rock Mover wrasse's mouth. That's a breakfast of starfish. The fish dug it out from under a rock.
 The Saddle wrasse at the top had just wedged itself into the little groove in the rock. Not sure why...
 Sand Dollar, I think
 Spotfin Scorpion fish
There's an urchin wedged under all those rocks in the middle. Note the glass it had picked up as protection. Really not a bad choice.

Enjoyed the octopuses today...and since it was somewhat rainy it kept some people out. No complaints here!