Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Find the Fish!
Here's a picture of a Panther Flounder, Bothus pantherinus in the sand off of Waikiki beach in about 3 ft. of water. Can you find the fish? Hint: look for the circular markings on the lower part of the photo; eyes are on the right; mouth on the upper right; tail on the lower left. This Panther Flounder swam up to me while I was watching a Flying Gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis, (picture for another day) dig in the sand for crustaceans. My guess is the flounder was hoping to snag something stirred up by the Gurnard (as if it wasn't hard enough to find a decent crustacean as it was! LOL).
Oh yeah, it's Christmas eve!! Merry Christmas! May you all spend your Christmas with those you love and may the day and the year to follow be filled with warm and lasting memories.