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#1 seagrant

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

Obviously, with a myriad of fish and critters lately, two well documented instances of striated frogfish spawning (Ned and Anna's link HERE - and mine to be published later this year) the Blue Heron site is *White Hot*!

Here is just a sample of what I saw during one night dive and one day dive (July 21st & 23rd), plus lots more at the links here:
Blue Heron Night Dive with Ned & Anna DeLoach
Blue Heron Cool Daytime Fish
Blue Heron Bridge - Slugging Around

All photos taken with Nikon d300/105vr/Nikon 5T (everything was quite small!)

Night Dive - lovely mushroom scorpionfish, very uncommon in Florida (2-1/2 in long) It gets its common name from the eye *do-dads*
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Night Dive - northern stargazer - doing his stargazing thing (small specimen about 3-1/2 inches total length) Plus there is a close-up of its fascinating eye in the night dive link above.
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Day Dive - baby barbfish (1 inch long) dressed to kill
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Day Dive - Anne Dupont's buddy Judy pointed out this lovely, but exceedingly tiny harlequin blue sea goddess, 1/4 inch long
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Day Dive - Livin' on the edge (of a pen shell) Flabellina dushia was less than 1/8 in long
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#2 Steve Williams

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

Wonderful Carol,
That dushia is tiny. I dove there in June and I still find it hard to believe we can find all this variety in that small little space under the boats and bridges.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:03 PM

Wonderful Carol,
That dushia is tiny. I dove there in June and I still find it hard to believe we can find all this variety in that small little space under the boats and bridges.
Have fun,
Steve


Thanks Steve, yes that dushia was so tiny! It was actually the only slug I found by myself that day and when I showed it to Anne she just rolled her eyes and swam off. :) Later she said it was so absolutely tiny!!!!! But, I loved it so because of the open pen shell wavy background!

Later Steve & glad you grooved on the dive too, Carol :)

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:40 AM

Very cool, Carol.

That nudi is so beautiful.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:05 AM

That first nudi is just fabulous. You can see why most divers love them.
Making up in equipment what she lacks in skill and talent!

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:25 AM

Beautiful images, Carol. Thanks for sharing.
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