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Flying Gurnard, creeping along
Flying Gurnard, flaring its pectoral fins
The fins are usually folded, getting them like this is not easy
This was an unusually co-operatve Gurnard
Polka Dot Batfish. Just plain weird
Polka Dot Batfish. If you look closely, it's extending a little feeding "lure" above its mouth.
Shortnose Batfish. Here's an overhead so you get a better idea of the shape.
Atlantic Longarm Octopus, burying itself in the sand
Atlantic Longarm Octopus, sometimes they get out of the sand and stand up for a look around
Atlantic Longarm Octopus. I have only seen previously seen this "stand up" behavior with Pacific
species like the Mimic Octopus
Common Octopus, small, living in a piece of wreckage
Tiny Common Octopus making a home out of a beer bottle
Plumed Scorpionfish, marching along the sand
Plumed Scorpionfish, lurking and waiting for something small to swim by
Striated Seahorse, well camouflaged
Seaweed Blenny. Blennies have little "tufts" over their eyes and usually live in holes or crevices.
Seaweed Blenny maybe 1-1/2 inches
Sailfin Blenny. Maddening to photograph, this is a male doing its "dance". About 2 inches
Sailfin Blenny. They dart out of their hole, flash the dorsal fin for a second then drop back in
You need to find an active Sailfin and this one popped out every few minutes. Most don't.
And you need patience. I spent 35 minutes in the same place to get these five shots
Molly Miller Blenny. This one is a male, guarding eggs, it won't come out of its crevice on the
Molly Miller, about 4 inches.
I don't know who Molly Miller was but the name goes back to the 1800's so she wasn't a punk
Dusky Jawfish. They make and live in burrows and seldom come fully out with divers around
Male Dusky Jawfish. The males incubate the eggs in their mouths
Male Dusky Jawfish, about 2-1/2 inches
These eggs are almost ready to hatch, you can see the eyes of the embryonic fish
Banded Jawfish. Much bigger than the Dusky, about 6 inches, also incubating eggs
These eggs are just about to hatch
Blue Heron Bridge, May 2013
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Great White Shark
St Vincent, 2009
Red Sea, Egypt 2009
Machias Seal Island, Maine. June 2010 and May 2019
St Kitts and Saba, August 2010
Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Fish.
Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Creatures
Fiji, May 2011. Beqa Reefs
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Fish.
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Behaviors and critters.
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Nudibranchs.
Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida.
North Sulawesi 2013. Pipefish and Seahorses
North Sulawesi 2013. Fish
North Sulawesi 2013. Mostly Nudibranchs
North Sulawesi 2013. Crabs and Critters
North Sulawesi 2013. Cuttlefish and Octopus
Blue Heron Bridge, May 2013
Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014 and 2019 daytime
Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014, night dives
Philippines, Dumaguete 2015 Fish
Philippines Dumaguete 2015, Creatures and Critters
Dominica 2015 and 2017. Before Hurricane Maria
Raja Ampat, January 2016
Cayman Islands, October 2016
North Sulawesi 2017. Fish
North Sulawesi 2017, Creatures
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Fish
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Eels, Pipefish
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Crabs, shrimp, octopus.
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Nudibranchs.
Triton Bay, Indonesia. 2018
Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Fish and Creatures.
Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Nudibranchs.
Solomon Islands, April 2019
Siladen Resort. Siladen Island, Indonesia 2020
Coral Triangle. Things with stings.
Coral Triangle. Frogfish.
Coral Triangle. Crabs & Shrimp.
Coral Triangle. Cuttlefish, Octopi and Squid.
Coral Triangle Butterfly and Angelfish
Belize, October 2021.