Blue Heron Bridge – 04/13/12

Octopus Eye

This post contains photos from April 11th and April 13th. Here are the highlights:  Found a small clump of hydroids with several Doto nudibranchs, including several laying eggs.  The Flabellina marcusorum in “nudi world”  are still busy laying strings of pink eggs.  Came across  an odd colored baby scropionfish, about 1.5 inches.  It looked black or slate gray, but the strobes brought out an unusual blue/gray color. There is a series of Dusky Jawfish photos.  Dusky’s are much smaller than the more common Banded Jawfish. However, their eggs are much fewer and larger than the Banded.  I photographed this guy on what I’m calling Day 1 and Day 3 of egg incubation.  I have included close ups of the eggs so you can see the development going on. Look closely and you can see the shape of the little fish forming around the egg yoke.  Found an octopus displaying a beautiful lumpy skin pattern and decided to photograph his eye.  The two shots show how the color can change from one second to the next.  Last is another sea spider with eggs and a tiny rare starfish.

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One Comment

  1. Marge 04/20/2012 at 1:33 PM #

    Especially liked the close up of the jawfish eggs, sea spider with eggs and the little sea star.