Sunday, May 20, 2018

This photo shows the difference in coloration between the male and female Bird Wrasse. The male(foreground) is typically the more colorful of the species, while the female(background)is typically dull and drab(please don't take this personally) by comparison.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day Mom! Can I take you to the 'all you can eat' sponge and algae breakfast buffet? They are featuring locally sourced, 100% organic, free range goodies. No, well then how bout Dennys for a "Grand Slam."

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Anyone know a good orthodontist?

Sunday, April 29, 2018

This little critter is called a "Brigheye Damselfish." An avowed junk 
food addict, he can sometimes be seen at MacDonalds eating a 'fillet of 
fish' sandwich and an order of fries. Oh, wait a minute, that's me!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nice tattoo. I think I've got one too but I'm not sure. My eyes won't swivel  back that far!

Sunday, April 08, 2018

This IS my good side!

Sunday, April 01, 2018

The President has offered me the  'directorship' of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He thinks I'll look good on camera.  I'm also a 'school' graduate.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

"I've heard that you guys are in a band. What's it called?"

"We call it 'Double Cover.' We 'cover' cover bands!" 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Another weekend, another Moray.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Why yes, I AM using the new Crest Whitening Strips on my teeth. Thanks
for noticing! 

Sunday, March 04, 2018

We're heading to the White House! We hear there are going to be some 
personnel 'openings.' With these pin stripe suits we should fit right in 
and it will take at least 6 months before they find out our clearances' 
are a 'no go!'

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Dang! My 'blend in with the background' camouflage is definitely not 
working. Maybe I need a "firmware" update or  new batteries. Better 
'google' it!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

If I were to name this fish, a "yellow fin white dot white stripe fish" 
would come to mind. However what is really called is a Whitespotted 
Surgeonfish. Surgeon because a scalpel-like structure (actually a caudal 
spine) is found near their tails which they use a both a defensive and 
offensive weapon by swiping their tail side by side, and fish because 
well, he's a fish! Soo, that's the 'tale' of the 'tail.'

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Convict Tangs doing "Hard Time" at Hanauma Bay's Medium Security prison.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

I'm worried Carl. I'm beginning to feel really 'clammy.'
Also, I see that Chowder is on the menu for tomorrow. I'm hoping 'corn' but you never know! Sigh! 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Couple of Anemones here. One is wide awake and the other is wide asleep. The 3-spot damsel fish in the foreground have a symbiotic relationship with the Anemones and use them for protection.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

This critter is a Spotted Sand Perch. They live in the sand under solid pieces of reef. A single dominant male lives with a small harem of female(sounds like to much work to me).
They are happy to sit and watch the world go by!(At last, something I can relate to) 

Sunday, January 07, 2018

I like the composition of this photo(said the humble photographer) and believe the predominant critters are known as Blue-Green Chromis. They characteristically feed around coral bommies into which they suddenly retreat at the approach of danger(i.e. Me)

Monday, January 01, 2018

A "manage de trois" of Sting Rays. I left before they included me in a
potential "manage de quatre." 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Christmas Wrasse.
Now go ahead and unwrap your presents!
  Me, I got a large lump of coal! Sigh!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

  The Blacktip Reef shark is named for the characteristic black tips on its dorsal and caudal fins. It has a short, round snout and angled, saw-like teeth. Its white belly and dark back allow it to camouflage with the dim seafloor and the brighter ocean surface. 

Saturday, December 09, 2017

This Beauty is called a Vagabond Butterflyfish. They feed on algae, anemones, and coral polyps. 

Saturday, December 02, 2017

This Tahitian critter is called a '3-spot Wrasse.' They  feed on sand and rubble dwelling invertebrates.  Nough said!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

These critters are called Humbug Dascyllus. They are found in groups sheltering in the arms of coral heads in shallow lagoons and inshore reef flats. They feed on algae, invertebrates, and zooplankton

Saturday, November 18, 2017

This Double Saddle Butterflyfish is fairly common in Tahiti.
It flourishes in the coral rich environment of the central indo-pacific (as do I).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Maxima Clam is also known as the Small Giant Clam and is one of the most widely recognized species of giant clams. The beauty of its mantle with its rich variety of patterns and vivid colorations makes for a spectacular display.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

This striking beauty is called a Lemonpeel Angelfish! It's one of the most eye catching fish on the Tahitian reefs!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This critter is a Speckled Butterflyfish. Common in Tahiti, it is occasionally seen in Hawaii as well. The last one I saw locally was 20 years ago at Hanauma Bay. It feeds on coral polyps, algae and other small invertebrates. Me, I'm sticking with quarter pounders with cheese and a side of fries!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Another weekend, another Tahiti fish.
This critter is called a Sixbar Wrasse and was pretty common in all the islands we visited! 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clown fish from Tahiti