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Portrait of a White Grunt (Haemulon plumierii) on Little Cayman. I was fortunate to see this one, since the French Grunt and Bluestriped Grunt are much more commonly seen.
Divemaster pointing to a small Shortfin Pipefish (Cosmocampus elucens). Note: The fish was not touched. The divemaster put his finger in the picture to show the scale.
Solitary Gorgonian Hydroid (Ralpharia gorgoniae) on Little Cayman. This is a fairly rare creature in the Caymans, and I was very fortunate for the divemaster to spot this specimen.
Sun Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes rathbunae) from Bonaire.
Pipehorse (Acentronura dendritica) from the Cayman Islands. This rare animal is a cousin to a seahorse. It was a great find.
Colorful Nembrotha chamberlaini in Anilao.
Nembrotha lineolata from Anilao.
Juvenile Silver Sweetlips (Diagramma pictum) in Anilao. This species has many juvenile and sub-adult forms, which can make identification a bit tricky.
A little Molly Miller blenny (Scartella crispata) from Anilao, Philippines.
Bodega Bay on the northern California coast. This was the setting for Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie "The Birds."
Pretty little Hypselodoris obscura from Anilao, Philippines.
When I looked closely at my photo of a Nassau Grouper's eye, I noticed what looked like tiny parasites around the eye. A marine biologist who saw the photo identified the parasites as Excorallana tricornis tricornis. A rare find!
Beautiful sea glass beach in Bermuda. Sea glass, also called mermaid's tears, is broken ceramics (bottles, plates, etc.) that have scoured along the bottom of the sea for years before landing on a beach.
Little Ghost Crab on Little Cayman Island, BWI.
Ribbon of Nudibranch eggs in Anilao, Philippines.
Juvenile Three-Spot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) in Anilao.
Scorpionfish from Puerto Galera, Philippines.
Cardinalfish from Anilao.
Pretty little Dwarf Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco) in Puerto Galera, Philippines.
Squat Crinoid Lobster (Allogalathea elegans), aka Elegant Squat Lobster. Photographed in Dauin, Philippines.
Hi there! Eel from Anilao, Philippines.
Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata) in Anilao, Philippines. Much smaller than the common lionfish (Pterois volitans), these are really pretty fish.
Juvenile Three-Spot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) in Puerto Galera, Philippines.
Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) from Secret Bay in Anilao. Seeing this fellow was a thrill!

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Doesn't he know, horizontal stripes make you look fat!
Close-up of Black-Saddled Toby (Canthigaster valentini) in Anilao.
Armina sp. flatworm from Dauin, Philippines.
Crinoid about to make the big leap.
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