June In Retrospective on the Reef!

As always, my first post of the new month offers some of the best shots from the previous month on my little reef. Among this month’s highlights:

Ghillie the seahorse watching me as I watched him/

13G Ghillie peeking

Emperor Maximus Angryfish I keeping a watchful eye out for shenanigans.

13G Max supervising

Wilson the urchin wearing a suction cup “hat” that he picked up to use as camouflage.

13G Wilson with hat

Emo the clownfish hiding out in his host anthelia, but keeping an eye on the Hawaiian sun coral in case there’s food to steal.

13G Emo in Anthelia

And, finally, Ghillie  passing a reflective moment on the powerhead:

13G Ghillie on powerhead

All things considered, it was a good month on the reef!

Which image is your favorite? I can’t choose!


4 thoughts on “June In Retrospective on the Reef!

  • July 2, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I felt like this was a game of Where’s Waldo. If you hadn’t given a description of the focus of the picture, I wouldn’t have known what I was looking at. I really liked them all. I had a huge AHA moment when I found Ghillie in first picture, like Wilson’s “hat” but I think my fav is Emo and the Hawaian sun coral.

    • July 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Christina! Watching it in person is a lot like “Where’s Waldo” in real life, too. There have been a couple of days when we couldn’t find Ghillie AT ALL for several hours. Once, when I was out of town, my husband called to say “Ghillie is missing.” Fortunately, seahorses can’t jump out of the water, so I was able to tell him not to worry…he’ll turn up eventually. Sure enough, he did – it was just good camouflage!

  • July 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I agree with Christina in that it’s a bit of an I Spy exercise to find the fish. I would have to go with Wilson as my favorite. Creative hats always win points with me. 🙂

    • July 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I love Wilson for that reason, too. Tuxedo urchins wear “hats” in the wild to disguise themselves from predators. Wilson picks up all kinds of things, some of which I didn’t even know were in there. About a year ago, a “Made in China” tag fell off some piece of equipment and I didn’t realize it had landed in the water until a couple of days later, when Wilson turned up wearing it. He carried that tag around for a month (I won’t take things away from him because it can rip his feet off if I do) and it made me laugh every time I saw it.

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