Monday, December 3, 2012

Under the Sea!

Panorama of the snorkeling cove at Lokaro beach
Sorry it has been so long since my last post-- my internet connection has not been great and I have not been able to upload any photos. Furthermore, we have not seen many lemurs lately and I did not want to tell that same old story. So this weekend we got out of the forest and went snorkeling at a beautiful beach called Lokaro.

Above is  a trigger fish (thanks Rachel for the correction!)

one fish, two fish, green fish, black and white fish. Dr. Seuss said it better.

All the beautiful types of coral, and a sea urchin

I can't believe we saw 3 lionfish!! The one in the center here is my best shot. Lionfish spines are very venomous, so I didn't want to get too close.
Squid beaks

Can you see the mudskipper in this photo? It's kind of like a striped worm in the bottom-right, on the rock. They are common in tidepools because they can stand up on their pectoral fins and rest on land.... the missing link between sea and land. But as Sebastian the crab would have us know, "Darling it's better, down where it's wetter, under the sea!"

1 comment:

  1. Katie, the first fish is a triggerfish. It might even be a reef triggerfish (aka the Humuhumunukunuku─üpuaa aka the state fish of Hawaii aka the fish that snorts like a pig) but I can't tell exactly from the picture.