About the BlennyWatcher Blog: The Blenny is our poster fish but we love all fish, big or small. And invertebrates – the smaller and more arcane, the better. This is our place to share the things that catch our interest underwater but we’ll include a few topside adventures and even pull a few favorites from the vaults. We’ve stopped posting to our other blog but the old posts, where we chronicled our travels and featured images of the animals encountered underwater on those trips, are still up at MarineLifeBlog. Anna also has a blog about the topside bugs and blossoms she encounters: PondPeeps
About Anna & Ned DeLoach: A retired computer scientist, Anna DeLoach started shooting underwater video to assist husband Ned in studying and documenting fish behavior for Reef Fish Behavior: Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean. Her comprehensive video footage proved indispensable for analyzing fish behaviors detailed in the book and series of articles that she and Ned write for diving magazines. In 2011 she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame. Over the past three decades, Ned DeLoach has co-authored, with Paul Humann, ten marine life field guides, including the award winning Reef Fish Identification, Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas. In the early 1990’s, he co-founded the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) where he and Anna continue to serve as board members. Ned has photographed and written articles regularly for magazines in the United States and Asia since the 1970s.
Anna and Ned currently write a marine wildlife behavior column, Encounters, for Alert Diver magazine. They also wrote a regular column, Critter Hunt, for Scuba Diving magazine and contributed regularly to Sport Diver magazine. Many of those articles are still available on those magazines’ online sites. For the past twelve years, they were the resident naturalists at Buddy Dive in Bonaire, where they spent the month of September teaching fish identification and presenting programs about marine life behavior. In 2010, they began conducting a similar program at Eco-Divers Lembeh, in Indonesia. Read their full bios at their company website, New World Publications.
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