Thursday, May 22, 2008

Drowning Victim

Fourteen Maui fire department recruits got to experience ocean rescue training today at the beach. Lots of noise and commotion, especially from instructors yelling drill-sergeant style. I swam over this guy in the photo who was waiting to be rescued. He became popular among the snorkeling crowd until the firemen-to-be arrived. I probably should have introduced myself to the recruits since I will be seeing some of them each time some well-intentioned visitor calls 911 to have me rescued.

I visited the home of a couple of rainbow wrasse who usually have a crowd of fish gathered waiting to be cleaned of parasites. Today a pair of false barracuda were being cleaned. They would hold their mouths open each time a wrasse approached, although I never saw a wrasse actually venture in among the teeth.

According to my buddy, Christine, the false barracuda really is the name of this species of barracuda. I wonder if any of them have developed an inferiority complex over their name? I wouldn't want to be the one to have to tell them.

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