I have "started" a whole series of posts that will be upcoming over the next few weeks. My lack of internet connection most days and weekends has made finishing them a challenge. Post that I'll be releasing include discussion of recent eel deaths; salt mining, slavery and hypertension; fish behavior and design (multiple parts); cactus fences; the gecko on my hand; how to monitor a reef; where I'm living and who I'm working with; and probably something else. In the meantime, here are a few pictures from this weekend. I do love the patterns on the ocean critters.
Butterprint Brain Coral (Meandrina meandrites -- MMEA--that's the code I would use when doing a reef survey.)
Another picture of the wonderful giant anemone.
A Lettuce Sea Slug -- a nudibranch (nudi = naked; branch= lung -- like bronchiole)
A close up of a Pederson's Cleaner Shrimp -- they're always trying to see if I'm a fish that wants to be cleaned.