Bobbit Worms (Eunice spp.) are the things of nightmares. They are ambush predators that live in burrows in the sand and usually only have a large pair of pincers visible waiting to trap fish. They can grow up to 6 feet long! I have no…

During one of the dives, I had a malfunction with my camera and my strobes stopped working, so rather than just give up, I resorted to trying to do some photography with just the focus lights. I only got a couple keepers, but I think…

I found this Lined Seahorse (Hippcampus erectus) during one of the dives at the bridge. After a few minutes, it was obvious it no longer wanted to have its photo taken, so I left it alone, but I wish I had managed some better photos.…

I’m sure this won’t be my last photo of an Arrow Crab – they are pretty common in this area but I still find them to be a really cool critter. I feel like they are one of those animals that would be much more…

Before we get too far away from the Blackline Fireworm post, I want to share some photos of the Bearded Fireworms (Hermodice carunculata). The Bearded Fireworms seem to be much more varied than the Blacklines, often having bodies ranging anywhere from white to pale green…

Fireworms seem to be a regular sight at the Blue Heron Bridge – both during the day and on night dives. I’ve seen Bearded Fireworms before (and I’m sure I’ll share photos of them soon) but this was my first time seeing Blackline Fireworms (Chloeia…

I have no clue how this situation started… we happened upon this Honeycomb Cowfish (Acanthostracion polygonia) during one of the dives, and at first I noticed that something was hanging out of its mouth… or so I thought. I don’t know if the cowfish tried…

Ok – this is one of those subjects that I am quite excited to have found and managed not only good photos but also some rather good video. I still feel like I should have taken more, but I guess I’ll keep looking to find…