Blue Heron Bridge – 08/10/12

Scrawled Filefish being cleaned by a juvenile Gray Angelfish

This post is a combination of two days.  Found a beautiful Scrawled Filefish that was being cleaned by a juvenile Gray Angelfish by the west wall and the little trunkfish is still there and growing fast. There is a beauty challenged small seahorse off of the beach that looks black, but photographs with hints of maroon. Thanks to Linda for the scallop with blue eyes and the tiny black Naked Sole.  It is a little larger than a quarter and moves with an undulating motion that resembles a flatworm.

One of the most interesting dives was Monday the 6th, not for the diving, but for the large amounts of sargassum around the beach at the end of the dive. We found a large number of juvenile fish, a lot of them unidentifiable.  I have to give credit to granddaughter Haley who found this gorgeous sargassum Frogfish.  We found a total of four that day from an 1/8″ up.  This 2+ inch beauty was the prettiest.

There were several 1.5″ long colorful fish that I identified later as juvenile Dolphin Fish.  Grandson Gary was able to catch them, and everything else, with his hands.  We put them in a mask to have a closer look.  I have included two not so good photos just to show.  Next time I will know better and find a way of taking better photos.

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  1. Sharon Baron 08/13/2012 at 3:33 PM #

    Wonderful as usual.

  2. Marge 08/13/2012 at 11:53 AM #

    You take some awesome photos. Great details.

  3. Mena 08/12/2012 at 11:36 PM #

    Awesome. Can I borrow your grand kids? I love the big eyes on the sargassum fish cool find. And out of the froggies my fave is the last one holding on with its little paws. So adorable. Thanx for sharing!