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 [...]

Nudibranch Eating Nudibranch

Gymnodoris rubropapulosa eats the smaller Hypselodoris infucata (video frame capture)

April 2013 – A nudibranch eating nudibranch – this one gives me the heebie jeebies.  I know many divers who go crazy over nudibranchs the way we go crazy for blennies. Nudibranchs belong to the phylum Mollusca and share a subclass, Opisthobranchia, commonly called [...]

Photo Friday: Structure

Interesting relationship: the coral builds its structure around a shell occupied by a sipunculid worm

This is my entry for the Photo Friday: Structure challenge. This is an interesting relationship between the coral and sipunculid worm. A coral larva settles on a shell already occupied by a sipunculid worm. The coral grows over the [...]

Hamlet Update

Butter Hamlets spawning

Ever since I attended REEF’s free online Fishinar about hamlets, presented by talented instructor/photographer Jonathan Lavan (his Underpressure photo blog ) I’ve intended to read up on the latest about hamlets. They are one of my other favorite groups of fishes (it’s not always about blennies) so I thought I’d share. [...]