Friday, February 12, 2010

Snorkeling at Seven Mile Beach (Jan 28, 2010)

Pretty sweet day! The water was clear. The sky was partly cloudy and at times the light was less than optimal under the water. Also, I went just as the sun went down so, the light diminished as the snorkel progressed. Check out the shots:
This sting ray was a big one.This black and yellow fish was pretty cool. I thought it was it's own type a fish. Actually, it's a juvenile french angel fish that will look very different once it's an adult.
Couple of little nimble spray crabs (one's hiding).

This is young stoplight parrot fish. It's got some pretty good camo. I like this shoot because the blurry background make it look like it's swimming fast.
This lobster was right out in the open. I wasted to grab it, take it home, cook it up, and eat it. They don't have claws so I think it would be pretty easy. I not sure what the law says about taking lobsters down here in the Cayman's but, somebody told me your allowed up to 3 a day per person. I'll have to look into this. Also, I guess you're not allowed to catch them with you hand, you have to use some type of noose/lasso to catch them. So that will be sweet.
Hey. Check out this puffer fish! This type of puffer is called ballonfish. I've never seen one of these puff-up before. I think they probably have to be in pretty big danger before they'll puff. A fish-loving kind of guy like me wouldn't want to hurt one of these just to see it puff-up. One day, hopefully, I'll get lucky! Tetrodotoxin is present in puffer fish so, sushi fans beware! (Tetrodotoxin blocks the trigger zone of the action potential at the initial segment or axon.)


  1. ooooh I Love pufferfish too~! love your blog as well. =) cheers!

  2. Yes!

    Puffer fish are sweet. I have yet to see one puff...