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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Members of the "Square Gang," a cult like organization whose entry 
requirements include a tattoo of a square on their mid section, mass up 
for a pizza run to the Bay's local take out joint, Reef Pizza. "Alright, 
who wants the algae and sushi New York style with anchovies?"

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is realizing the other
person was born an idiot! 

Saturday, September 09, 2017

If they add any more "cellies" to my cell, I'm gonna complain to the Warden and the ACLU!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

You know you're getting old when your contemporaries are talking about the "little blue pill" and it turns out to be nexium! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Help! I've fallen through a "looking glass" into Alt-world and can't 
seem to get out! Sigh!
On a side note: for sale. One used looking glass. Just the thing to make 
sure your Alt right insignia are on correctly!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Geez, talk about two petulant children(er presidents) poking sharp sticks at one another, I'm glad to be a fish. I suppose I could build a bomb shelter out of coral but most of it has died due to global warming. But that's a whole nother story. Sigh!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Where are we heading? Home!
By the time we got to Washington, the "Mooch" had already been fired 
from the White House and the Donald was on a 17 day VaCa. Sigh! Fame is fleeting. The 'Burma Shave' signs 
en-route were interesting though.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Where are we heading? To the White House!
 With "The Mooch" Scaramucci now in charge,   I heard that there would be a lot of openings for 'soon to be vacant' positions in the Communications office!