Monday, December 27, 2010

Squid Babies

We hatched about 20 baby squids before returning them and the egg sack back to the sea. This is a large-format to enlarge!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday at Tasi Tolu

Pretty cloudy at Tasi Tolu this morning, but we managed to get a few photos. The first two shots here are of squid eggs. Usually these egg sacks are more opaque and attached to soft corals.

Four Distinct Pipehorses

On my squid-egg-recon dive today at Tasi Tolu I spotted five distinct pipehorses, all along the ridge at 10 meters. Conditions were a bit brutal today with lots of surge, so I only got four of these little guys in focus.

The first two pipehorses are about 4cm, but the second two are tiny, about 15mm. Impossible to focus on in that damn surge.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Green Pipefishes

Diane and I had a lovely dive at Tasi Tolu this morning. On the way up the slope we found these two ghost pipefishes, perfectly camouflaged in the sea grass and algae.