Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rain at sea and 3 octopuses

You may know by now that I love clouds, especially those with rain or interesting colors/light in and on them. Here we go!
 There was a helicopter buzzing us. I would say it was irritating, but I think it was the rescue chopper, so hope they found what they were looking for.
 Looks like a bomb went off.

Palm trees for Alex.

Rain out at sea

And 3 octopuses. Not so easy to see!
 You'll have to trust me on he'e #1...very well hidden. And never came out that I saw.
 He'e 2 was more accommodating and was out for all the times I visited.

 The octopus is behind the Unicorn fish.

And then octopus #3:
 You can barely see its eye in the den on the left.
Of course, there were other interesting animals, like the Spotfin Scorpion Fish. Actually, I saw 2 of these:
 ... even though the lifeguard said we don't have Scorpion fish. HA.

Nobody said they were pretty...
I rarely see a group of Christmas Wrasse, but there were some young ones frolicking near each other today.
 And a big Cornet fish. Bigger around than my wrist...
 This crazy Ulua kept swimming around and around. Never did figure out what it was hoping for.
 I figured this crab was dead, as it didn't move, but it still had legs. Weird. (They normally get bitten off by predators.)

Humu out in the deeper water:
 A two very cute juvenile Barred filefish. Love the polka dots!

Dots not as evident in this one.
 Juvenile Rock Mover wrasse. These guys can really move and bend gymnastically.

 Kihikihi. You can barely see its well disguised eye.

 And speaking of well disguised... The only reason I saw this is because it scooted along the bottom and dug itself in this sand.

Pencil urchins

Rock Mover Wrasse adult
 I think this is in the Trevally family because of its shape, but it had a yellow tail and fin.

Circling and circling
 More pretty clouds and waves.
 OH YEAH: hard to see the lizard fish
Nice water and good swim. Until the visitors arrived and walked on the bottom. They don't know any better, apparently. Can't teach 'em all.

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