The water off the Big Island of Hawai‘i is so crystal clear it’s easy to see what creatures you’re rubbing shoulders with. That’s not always a comfortable feeling, even if you know – logically – that you’re safe!
Harmless yellow tangs are two a penny.
These spiky things were alarmingly prevalent, but at least they didn’t move.
The white lines on the black triggerfish glowed gloriously neon underwater.
Two-foot long pipefish were more rare.
And we saw only one of these boxfish.
Moray eels have two sets of teeth. So even though we saw only three eels, that was three more than we were comfortable seeing!