Friday, March 12, 2010

An Afternoon at Sea

How do researchers pass the time when all of our chemicals are stuck in customs?

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I went diving again today!

I dove with some colleagues at a reef and a wreck and, as usual, saw some beautiful fish.

I had a brief statistics population modeling project based on these little fish - Pseudoanthias squamipinnis, I believe.

These baby reef fish stayed quite close to their protective coral.

This large (1.5 ft) angel fish was the largest reef fish I saw today.

Beautiful purple corals.

We were lucky to spot a shy clown fish near the wreck.

Look closely and see dozens of tiny baby blue reef fish hiding in this coral.

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