As my days in Florida were dwindling down, I read that Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was a good place to see Roseate Spoonbills (the large pink birds that kind of look like flamingos but have a spoon shaped bill). I got up well before…

Well… after being excited by having found that previous Sea Spider, and thinking it was just a lucky find, I managed to not only repeat the achievement, but to do so in rather dramatic fashion. I found two different species of sea spiders on the…

Though now all of these show the namesake blue coloration in their gills, and none of them are giving the more impressive threat display that pikeblennies are somewhat famous for, these Bluethroat Pikeblennies (Chaenopsis ocellata) appeared at the Blue Heron Bridge one day and were…

I only managed this one shot of this squid during a night dive. By the time I managed to get this shot I realized I was a bit too close and I wanted to slightly reposition my strobes… I looked down at my camera to…

Batfish (no, I don’t know why they’re called that) are another type of anglerfish similar to frogfish. They’re both benthic (bottom-dweller) fish that have adapted some of their fins to act more like feet and walk along the bottom, but where the frogfish uses its…