Blenny Challenge Week 3

Susan Porter (Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy) demonstrates a technique of blenny watching.

Bonaire, September 2013 ~ Week 3 of our Blenny Challenge and we’re a bit silly and punchy from being tossed around in the surf. We wanted to explore the east side of the island – the windward, or Wild Side as [...]

Bonaire Blenny Challenge

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 [...]

Little Things: Blenny Face

Photo Friday: Little Things ~ We’re all about little things at the BlennyWatcher Blog. Of course we like bigger animals – sharks, whales, rays (known as charismatic megafauna to some) but the little things, blennies, gobies, shrimp – are more our speed. When we decided to launch this blog, we chose the blenny as our [...]

Mimicry: The Blenny and the Bream

Striped Fangblenny and its mimc, a juvenile Bridled Monocle Bream

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia ~ October 2012 Here is one of my favorite examples of mimicry in fishes: a Striped Fangblenny (Meiacanthus grammistes) model and its mimic, a juvenile bream, Scolopsis bilineatus. Neither fish is that uncommon on the Indo-Pacific reefs where we dive but this [...]