On my way home on Friday, I stopped by a dive shop to get a hood and ended up with a 7mm wetsuit and directions to the nearby Blue Heron bridge for some snorkeling. Apparently it's a great dive site around slack tide, but it was 4 hours before slack and I didn't have dive gear or a dive flag, so I mainly explored the swim area and shallow part of the bridge pilings:
Some other fish I saw around the sandy bottom/rocks:
|This cowfish was shy and kept turning away when |
I tried to take a picture straight on.
|I spy with my little eyes a fish... can you find him?!|
|Another Oreaster reticulatus with a juvenile Haemulon flivolineatum in the background and a little Liopropoma eukrines on the left.|
|Some Abedefduf saxatilis and juvenile Haemulon flivolineatum.|
|This school of hundreds of fish swam around me for a few minutes and engulfed me in its school :)|