This octopus played hide and seek with me. It was more out of the den, but immediately upon seeing me, it sank back down. Gee, shy much? Of course, that's how they stay alive and uneaten, so I'm all for whatever it takes. Just because humans aren't supposed to fish here doesn't mean one of the eels won't!
I am not positive there were 3 octopuses, so I'm only counting 2. One hid in a den that was remarkably similar to another den. They were also close; I'm thinking there's a chance that the first octopus moved to the other den....but cannot prove it. And below, you can just barely see the eye.
Eel hiding in a hole in the rocks. They were both big eels.This one kept watching me, so I didn't stick around too long.
I don't often see a parade of raccoons...
I recently saw the Disney movie of Aladdin, the one with Will Smith. It reminded me Abu-def duf.
Blue lined snapperAnd a plaid cornet fish
Cowry. Still there. Can't pick 'em up!
Hikers on the mountain around the Bay.
A small humu. They seem to keep muted colors while small.
Gold eye Kole. Nice seersucker skin and golden eyes.
A mess of convict tangs
An operculum that I didn't pick up. sniff sniff
Palani. These are such pretty fish with the yellow and blue. When they raise their dorsal fin, the fin has nice blue and yellow lines.
Picasso Trigger from above.
And with sunlight on its skin
Red tailed snapper
And a couple of shell halves that are still there.
White shoulder surgeon
Bluefin Trevally fishing with a Goatfish
And another looking on its own for food
Sergeant Major and Unicorn fish. This helps put in perspective the smaller size of the Sgt Major
Wana and a toby.
Very nice treat today to see clearer water. I plan to go beyond the reef someday soon. I've been hearing reports of Manta Rays out there.