Friday, June 10, 2011

How Do You Know When You Are TOO CLOSE to a MORAY???

Moray Eel, Waikiki, Hawaii. When a moray opens its mouth in a very personal and threatening way, like this one is, you are too close! In fact, this rather large moray promptly swam out of his hole and charged me. Moray eels tend to bite and tear, thrusting their body back and forth while their sharp teeth maintain hold. Generally, unless you're silly enough to want a picture, I recommend a wide berth.

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