The real Secretary Blenny, Acanthemblemaria maria
November, 2014 ~ If you have a photo of a blenny labeled Secretary Blenny, Acanthemblemaria maria, it is likely that you actually have a photo of a Spinyhead Blenny, Acanthemblemaria spinosa. A Google image search for “secretary blenny” produces pages and pages of images that are actually, with an [...]
April 17th is National Haiku Poetry Day and to celebrate, we offer Blenny Haiku. Please, no judging or heckling – just having a little fun here – but feel free to contribute your own by commenting at the end of this post.
In cleaning stations you lurk
No do-gooder, you
Spinyhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa): Ready for the Bonaire Blenny Challenge
We are in Bonaire and on a blenny hunt! I’m calling it the Bonaire Blenny Challenge. This is the start of our five-week stay, as resident naturalists, at Buddy Dive Resort. In addition to presenting slide shows and diving with fellow underwater enthusiasts, we [...]
This is why they call them spinyheads!
Bonaire, September 2012 ~ This is why they are called spinyheads! I have been examining Ned’s photo of a Spinyhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa) for the past 30 minutes – I cannot get over the detail. Even with a flat port, diopter and tripod, I have never been [...]