Dec 21

The odd fish of the sea

Today I went back to Two Step, ensuring that my whole trip is sandwiched between two excellent snorkels (with some really good ones in between.)

I saw a variety of unusual fish. First, there was the strip-humped bubblemaker.

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Next, the unusual amphibian six-legged dog paddler.

Finally, most frightening, while I was watching a cleaning station…

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… the largest cleaner wrasse in the world came up next to me and scared the heck out of me.

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Yes, my own flipper scared me. I’m an idiot. It’s okay. You can laugh.

flipperscare2All jokes aside, it was a very good day. I got there very early, but I STILL didn’t see the dolphins. I hit the water and when I came out for my first break I got asked a lot of questions about water clarity and general conditions, which made me feel like a real expert.

I had five different eel spottings, including one zebra eel.

Turtle spottings have been scarce on this trip, but I saw lots of other great fish. I’ll leave you with this photo gallery.