I was able to spot one octopus...yay!
You can see a bit of the siphon, but also its eye...
The siphon again..and the bumpy brown and tan stuff around it is the octopus body. I'm still amazed how they can not only make their skin change color, but change texture: bumpy to smooth in an instant. This was a young octopus. It didn't seem too worried that I was there.
I also was treated to a surprise flounder. (Well, I guess they are always a surprise, really.)
This one shows the eyes and the mouth.
Forgive me if I've mentioned this before, but they are born (hatched?) with one eye on each side of their heads and one eye migrates to the other side. So amazing!
Look at youtube under octogirl7 to see the flounder video.
I also saw a small spotted Eagle Ray:
You can see the eel's teeth and eyes in this one. They do a great job of looking menacing, don't they?
This is the juvenile Yellow Tail Coris, in the in-between stage. See the younger one below, with all the red and white coloration still going on...
Sometimes trash is something odd: in this case, a marble. I also found a penny and a ring. Not a great ring, so it's in the trash.
This seal was about to cross over to the shallower side..
And a shrimp was pushing the purplish thing out of its way. I don't usually get to see their claws this well. They make circular tubes to hide in.
A nice swim. I'm waiting for winter, when the water should calm down some. But a nice snorkel anyway. After all, there was an octopus!
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