I’ve seen a lot of fish on this trip, and decided to throw a few of my favorite fish pics (ignore the turtle) to show a sample of what kinds of critters I got to swim with during my time in Mo’orea.
Our turtle friend who lived on the edge of the reef at Sailing School. We would see this guy around while we did our algae experiments.
On our last day of doing field work for the algae project, I was doing fish surveys and saw this puffer fish swim by. It swam for cover once I started sticking my camera in its face.
On our first (and only) day off in Mo’orea, a few of us went to a beautiful beach called Temae, which had a ton of really beautiful fish.
Damselfish hiding in an anemone at Sailing School.
Damselfish in their anemone home (from below).
For our project on the effects of dredging, we did surveys of a reef in one of the bays on the north side of the island. I laid my transect tape right next to this cryptic, poisonous stone fish, and didn’t even notice how close I had been to its deadly spines until I swam back over it.
Fish feeding at Sailing School.
Damselfish at the edge of the reef at Sailing School.
Feeding our tuna fish sandwiches to the stingrays at the beach during our lunch break.
Planet of the stingrays