sailfin blenny (without his sail up...)
(the males incubate the eggs in their mouth and i've started noticing that you can tell this because they've got two black stripes going down their throat)
slender filefish (juvenile)
sharpnose puffer (fast little buggers)
my friend tyson and i went for a snorkel the other day. the reef is just a couple minutes swim from the shop dock. we had a sharksucker follow us for a while. they attach themselves to bigger marine animals and mooch a free ride and protection. this little guy tried catching up to a boat but it was too fast, so he shamefully swam back to us. we swam around the point and into half moon bay, which west end is situated around. on the way we saw two bluespotted cornetfish (it's like a trumpetfish). i have been here over a year now and this was the first time i'd seen one. two. not that they are rare though. there is a man, karl stanley, who built and runs the worlds deepest submarine tour right out of half moon bay and there is a sunken submarine there as well. he built it when he was in his teens (i think). tyson found a skull in there. we determined, but not immediately, that it was a fake. all in all, a good day.