Another post with photos from our day with Joy. Â I gave Joy my snorkeling stuff and sent her off with the scientist (Amoeba) to hunt for exciting sea life, while I played with the boring stuff in the shallows. Â I have no idea what Amoeba was showing Joy in this photo, but I know it was neither boring nor slimy. Â Had it been she wouldn’t be so close!
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Now, when I said I got the boring stuff, one has to remember that boring is relative.
Some things were easy to see.
Somethings were not so easy to see.
These lovely zebra striped angel fish and dozens of little schools of tiny, almost see through, silvery fish darted everywhere.
I don’t know the name of these little fish. They were the most plentiful and easily noticeable denizens of the inner tidal pools, darting this way and that so quickly that I took dozens of photos of them but only a few came out.
When no fish could be found, there were other things to focus the camera on.
This flashy, colorful sea creature followed me every where I went.
Quite often it annoyed me by scaring off creatures I hoped to photograph.
40 thoughts on “Tidepools at Shark’s Cove”
hi, cousin! 😉
oh, i would love to explore the treasures the tidepools hide. perhaps those tiny silvery fish were just babies of bigger fishes
Polona — I am sure those silvery fish are babies of bigger fishes. And I am trying to figure out if you’re related to the fish, the crab or my foot?
well, a few days ago i posted a photo of a couple of crabs on a rock and you said you’d captured their cousin. i am related to the fish, at least astrologically, and although your foot is not related to mine it does bear a certain similarity
ROFL I love the naughty ‘sea creature’!!
Those photos are wonderful. Our seaside is too cold to wade into, but I love walks on the beach and finding new things there.
Susan — the water her stays in the high 70s year round. I know it’s tough, but somebody has to suffer it ….
Terrific photos. Best to you and the Amoeba on thanksgiving.
Doug — Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
Have a great Thanksgiving, Quilly!
Mama Zen — happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
hey, maybe the photo of your toes could be the cover of your book of photographs. Title: “Where the toes go, the camera goes.”
Gigi — that idea made me smile. How about Stepping Out in Oahu?
I love your pictures. They reminded me of all the life in the shallow part of the lake where my Aunt Jennie had her camp. The fish weren’t as pretty but there were lots of them and us kids loved it.
Dr. John — and I am still a kid so tidepools thrill me.
You really have interesting creatures to look at! Loved the picÂ´s.
Betty — don’t you think that last one is a little ugly?
Actually, it was Marine Biology 101. We were looking at a sea urchin.
Love — I updated the photo title, thanks.
I love to go exploring sea life! It just amazes how colorful it is and how some sea creatures are camouflaged in their surroundings. I could spend hours snorkeling. Looks like you had a fun day.
Have a wonderful Turkey Day. Can’t wait to see your guests sporting the turkey hat!
Chruch Lady — yes, there was one Trigger Fish I never did get a good shot of because he blended in too well with the rocks and sand.
But Amoeba — you didn’t tell her (and us) what the little silvery fish were!
That looks like a great way to spend the afternoon…or week.
But, mom, I did! I told her exactly what they were. Little silvery fish! (Ichthyologists use “little silvery fish” as a cuss word, in lieu of saying ‘hell, I don’t know either, there’s a million of ’em and they all look alike!’
Kelley — I asked him. He told me. I said, “Uh-ugh, you have to tell her that yourself.” I note that he did — and it’s just as funny reading it as when he said it.
What beautiful clear photos!
Barbara — thank you!
Beautiful shots! You were right, boring is very relative. I would love to have the colorful sea creature. Have a great day 🙂
Rosidah — you know my Amoeba loves seaweed, yes? And Joy was in search of sea turtles.
Wow, Quilly, I want some of your ‘boring’. Great photos!!
Alice — there are more & prettier fish a bit further out.
Ya?? You gonna swim out there & take some pictures for us?? 🙂
Mr Mar loves to eat sea urchins…not me, I’d rather watch those beautiful fish.
Nice toes, quilly, but your flip-flops steal the show 🙂
Mar — EAT sea urchins? I’d never heard of such a thing! (My Amoeba assures me it is so.)
Thanks for liking my toes. Thom thinks they are horrid.
I keep checking back in hopes the Three Words will be up so I can see what to write to… but they’re not. :o( I shall soon be going to bed and will be up and out early tomorrow. Oh well, maybe next week I can write… I’ll come get & save the words for next week. Have a very happy Thanks Giving!!
Alice — it is Thanksgiving. We are busy with other things. Sorry I didn’t tell you, but since you aren’t a regular, I didn’t even think of it!
Excellent photos, Quilly! I’d love to go out to that cove someday and see those fishes. Wow. Nice slippers, by the way.
Kay — the sea dissolved the glue in those wonderful slippers. I have bought ShoeGoo and am trying to repair them. I hope it holds!
Taking the photos was easy until the wind came up and rippled the water.
I could have done without the toes thank you very much LOL. Beatuiful pictures… 🙂
Thom — do you hate all feet, or just mine?
Far from boring. Beautiful and interesting.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate and a Happy Thursday just to celebrate.Thursday Thirteen
What a colourful and funny collection!
That last one def. must be a rare fish 😀
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