With Hurricane Ana only a couple hundred miles off-shore, not many people showed up for our weekly ocean swim this morning. And rightly so; with visibility rated poor (or worse), and following on a big shark attack yesterday, we wisely cut the swim short. Breakfast with the movie stars afterward was delicious (sorry, no photos there - celebrity privacy issues).
Green Sea Turtles were hunkered down this morning in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Ana.
They needn't have worried, even though all the beaches and most everything else on Maui is closed, the storm is predicted to stay far, far away. In fact it was another lovely morning for an ocean swim.
When swimming over them, these dark fish seem to be nothing more than a shadow moving along the ocean bottom. It was only when I got down close that I realized that they are probably in the Damsel family and not Tang family as I originally thought. Also, from looking at all the debris in the photos, they seem to be pretty aggressive chewers of coral. I love learning new things.
Murky water be darned, the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers decided to transcend poor visibility this morning.
Fortunately, things cleared up a bit out in the deeper reaches and we managed to continue down a sweeping current. We all felt like superheros with the current pushing us along, and managed to keep some superpowers in reserve for the grueling return.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com