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RRRad

Member Since 24 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 13 2010 02:20 PM
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Topics I've Started

Leafy Filefish and Aquarium Lament

26 February 2007 - 05:03 AM

Photo of a leafy filefish and a lament that a Google search on "behavior leafy filefish" results in aquarium sites.

http://radthoughts.c...efish-behavior/

Hairy Frogfish

12 February 2007 - 06:58 AM

Hairy frogfish photo on my blog post today (post text is unrelated... attempt at humor about hair removal):

http://radthoughts.c...2/hair-removal/

I love hairy frogfish but I find it hard to get good shots (at least in my mind). Anyone have shots that really show off this fantastic critter?

Juvenile Coconut Octopus and Behavior?

10 February 2007 - 06:27 AM

This octopus shot was taken on a night dive at Lembeh Strait:

http://radthoughts.c...topus-tool-use/

I assumed he is a juvenile coconut octopus (Octopus marginalis). I believe the shot is about 1:1 so the bivalve shell he is carrying is less then 2 inches wide.

BEHAVIOR: he was walking around with the two sides of the bivalve shell, holding on to both with his arms. One underneath pretty much the way you see it in the photo with a few arms extended out to move along the bottom. The second shell half was dragged along with a few arms until he decided to cover himself up (what you see in the photo).

Is this a juvenile coconut octopus? Has anyone else seen this behavior?

Pygmy vs. Hobbit

31 January 2007 - 11:21 AM

Pygmy Seahorse shot to go along with my blog post about the Hobbit kerfuffle (new species Homo floresiensis):

http://radthoughts.c...ygmy-vs-hobbit/

RAD

First Encounter with a cuttlefish

24 January 2007 - 06:20 AM

I started blogging this week and added a post today including one of my photos and a description of the first time I encountered a cuttlefish:

http://radthoughts.c...nge-everything/

The target audience of the blog is non-diver/photographer but I thought some folks here might enjoy it. Let me know what you think.

RAD