Viewed from the right angle, the ornate fins of the lionfish resemble turkey plumage. That’s why ‘turkeyfish’ is one of the many imaginative names people use when referring to the lionfish. Depending on where you live, you may also hear the lionfish called a devil fish, red lionfish, scorpion-cod, zebrafish, ornate butterfly-cod, featherfins, butterfly cod, Indian turkeyfish, soldier lionfish, or poison scorpion! Read more
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OFF THE COAST of Monterey, California, and some two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists piloting a remotely-operated submersible saw something no one has ever seen before. Octopuses. Hundreds of them. Huddled on a rocky outcrop at the base of an underwater mountain. Read more
Traveling to Tonga as a dive destination was never at the top of my list. But then a friend invited me to cruise aboard the Nai’a, Tonga’s seasonal liveaboard, to photograph humpback whales. All excursions were to be done on snorkel as scuba diving in open water is not safe. I didn’t hesitate for a moment, knowing that the opportunity to get in the water with humpbacks is very rare. Read more
My daughter Alexandra loves to shot Lion Fish for both conservation measures and the fact they taste fantastic. Several weeks ago she shot several of these fish. One in fact was just ½” shy of the state record in FL.!! Read more
Let’s Jaw about Jawfish
What do we humans do with our jaws? Bite, chew, talk and… that’s about it. Pitiful, right? Aside from a few visits to the dentist and the odd plastic surgeon, we have a lamentable lack of imagination when it comes to finding exciting projects for the lower portion of our faces. Read more
Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world. Read more