Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:13AM
[chuck] in Hawaii, Other, honu, snorkeling

Spent a lot of time in Hawai'i face down in the water with a snorkel and mask. Picture above was taken by daughter Amy with a disposable underwater camera. The Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus L.) was probably my favorite reef fish, but I spent significant parts of several days swimming along behind green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas L.), Known locally as "honu", these large, slow-moving herbivores are a delight to observe (see below; image from Wikimedia Commons). [NOTE: Couldn't help but think of Crush (father) and Squirt (son) from Finding Nemo]. 


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