Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lazy Ocean Swim

This was one of those days when the ocean was clear and warm and I was only interested in floating and watching the little fishies play. It took me an hour and a half to swim what I usually cover in an hour. I spent time observing a large school of akule being followed by a big bad barracuda, and a line of fish waiting to get cleaned by a rainbow wrasse.

I also spotted this fish which I had never seen before. Anybody know what it is?


  1. Wow, what an interesting fish. You are so good at finding and photographing the unusual - including a few with pink caps... Once again Goggle doesn't reconize me - oh well - now you'll have to guess who I am.

  2. Hi Don,

    Patti and Janet gave me the link so I could see your mystery fish photo. It's an African Pompano - sometimes called a kagami here in Hawaii. It is still in it's juvenile stage with the long streamers, but definitely transitioning into an adult. I've seen them as small as a 1" body with 9" long streamers. As juveniles they actually mimic jellyfish - quite successfully, I might add!

  3. Aloha Rene!

    Thanks for the identification. I thought it looked familiar, I had never seen one with the streamers, so I had only seen the adult version before. Interesting about the jellyfish.

    The other comment has to be from Janet because she keeps talking about "goggle"s and because she says sweet things about me.