Monday, November 7, 2011

Swimmin' In A Water Wonderland

On Sunday Jarrod and I took a new friend to our favorite snorkeling spot in Hawaii (on the planet?), Hanauma Bay. We had a fantastic time, as always, but we saw even more amazing wildlife than normal. We went much later in the day than usual, about 4 p.m., and I guess it was dinner time for the sea turtles because we saw tons of these graceful honu.




We also saw our first octopus! This thrilled me the most, because I have a mental list of wildlife I want to see while we're in Hawaii and an ocotopus was one of the last critters on the list that we hadn't yet encountered.

I was fascinated by the force with which he shot water out of his siphon (that tube over by his eye). I was really hoping he'd come out of the rocks so we could see his tentacles and suction cups. He didn't do that, but at least he posed for some photos!

As always, we saw hundreds of beautiful fish. This is the Hawaiian state fish, a triggerfish known in Hawaiian as humuhumunukunukuapua'a.


1 comment:

  1. These are amzaing pictures of the sea turtles and the octupus. What a fun time you are having in Hawaii.


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