Larval fish sheltering in a moon jelly
I travelled to the Blue Heron Bridge this afternoon hoping that rain would keep the usual weekend crowds at bay. A tropical wave is passing through and the sky was grey on the way up! Courage paid off though and after entering the water early to avoid waiting around in the rain I had a really nice dive.
There be monsters at the bridge… (its halloween)
I did not find anything off the wall exciting and took my time experimenting with photographic technique. As is often the case, backscatter was not visible on the camera’s review screen and many of the images will take some serious editing to be usable… Each time I try a new strobe position I run into this problem and will have to take more time aiming in the future!
Another scary face
I spent time with a filefish at the beginning enjoying a game of hide and seek behind a mooring line. I also spent some time tangling myself in my dive flag as I tried to shoot larval fish sheltering in the abundant moon jellies. The best sighting of the day came at the end of the dive just before exiting the water. I filmed an Atlantic Long Arm Octopus, Octopus defilippi, capture and I believe consuming (though its a bit tough to see), a yellow headed jawfish. Weather and time dependent, I might go back tomorrow!
Octopus defilippi capturing a yellow headed jawfish
The octopus consuming the jawfish?