Natch! I saw one octopus, but again, it was too deep to even think of getting a good photo, but the one I will show you is interesting:
It seems as if the octopus may have taken a piece of glass or plastic and used it to cover itself. Or maybe it's just me......
And as is often the case, I couldn't really tell what I had until I got the camera home and looked closely. This octopus was really trying to become part of the landscape and didn't move much, so I don't feel too badly about his being too deep for video. Video of a still object is boring. Kinda like a lengthy photograph!
There was a seal, which I first saw prior to the interview at around 9:30 or so. When I left, it was 1:30 and the seal was still sleeping. Really tired, apparently. What I think is cool is that if you watch them closely, you really cannot tell that they're breathing. I guess all the fat that they need disguises the lung function...That's why some folks think they're dead, because they can't see them breathing. I am glad we have such a good system for roping them off for protection. People do get concerned and curious.
So 2 Rock Mover Wrasses today: first, the juvenile:
Isn't that a crazy cool fish?!
And then an adult, accompanied by a Bluefin Trevally:
And now for something completely different, some flowers!
What possible purpose could there be to have those pretty lines of color on the flowers? Perhaps it draws the pollinators in. But I prefer to think that God created them with the only purpose being beauty.
And speaking of beauty, a Pinktail Durgon. Gosh, these fish are so pretty and also so shy. The second they see me, they head out.
Am I right? So pretty. (I will probably continue to assert this until you all agree...so let's get it over with right now. HA.)
Of course, since I had an "interview watch" on and it's not waterproof, I totally forgot to bring a waterproof watch, so instead of my usual 2+ hours in the water, I ended up with an hour and a half. It's all good though: a good interview and an octopus! What more does a young girl need to make her happy?!
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