Posted by: octogirl7 | February 15, 2016

The 4th of 4

This a long weekend and today I had the 4th of 4 swims.  Sweet.

What was funny was the visitors who ran for cover when it rained.  C’mon! Really?!

Of course, I was in the water, so wet already, but really. It lasted maybe 4 minutes, so it was nothing to get excited about.  After all, this is Hawaiian winter.

Others should be so lucky.

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TG-2 caught some drops as they bounced back up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four octopuses. I was sad to see some of my regulars aren’t anymore.  Well, perhaps they just weren’t home. Could be.

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Amazing clouds

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Octopus #1 of 4

You can tell the octopus is young by the smallness of its suckers.  Also unusual about this one is that it makes its den on top of a coral head.  My experience has been that they like to be closer to the ground.

If course, if you want to see more videos (I suggest youtube octopigirl7 on January 2…octopus hunting). You’ll see some of the color movements, too.

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Seemed like a family of humu…note the one in the upper right has his spike raised.

Eagle Eye Challenge:

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Crab

It looks like seaweed on a rock, and it IS seaweed on a rock.  But it’s also a crab.  Look for the legs.  Then the polka dots.  Then the eye stalks. Pretty good camou, non?

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A bit easier to see…The eye stalks are white with turquoise in the ends.

Eagle Eye Challenge #2 (and I will TOTALLY forgive you if you cannot see it! I only caught a glimpse because it moved…)

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There’s a dusty reddish rock to the left of center. Once you see that, go down and to the right. It’s a disk, tucked under the rock in the middle. No, I’m not lyin’!

And what snorkel would be complete without octopus #4 doing some peeking…

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Octopus #4 peeking

I must give credit to the snorkeler who pointed it out.  This IS a place I normally look, but had checked it earlier, to no avail.  He spotted it and I caught it on film. Awwww….

Christmas wrasse, still the best colors in the water.  Well, maybe a tie with the humu:

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What a difference some light makes!

Needlefish, near the surface:

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The light makes it look striped.

And while I didn’t catch it on film, I saw one whale spout.  Props to God for the wonderful sightings of His creations!

And everyone: be careful out there..it’s a holiday.

 

 

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