Shallow water snorkeling06/26/2012, Waterlemon Cay
We have found that the shallow water is fun to snorkel in also. Often, the shallows are filled with tiny fish... like a nursery of sorts. around Waterlemon Cay, the shallows are filled with sea urchins. And we have found that the baby fish hang out in the sea urchins as they must get some protection from the spines. We saw a flounder who was well camouflaged and some little iridescent blennies (we think) who back into a hole when we approach. Slightly larger fish occasionally cruise through looking for some tasty morsel.
half under water06/26/2012, Hawksnest Bay, St John, USVI
Here's a bizarre photo from Hawksnest.
Fish in the surfLara
06/26/2012, Francis Bay, St John, USVI
Since I'm still working through my fear of 'the guys in the grey suits,' I'm pretty content - no much more than content, I LOVE floating around in 2 or 3 feet of water near shore and being drawn into that wonderful world of tumbling sand, shells and coral. I can stare at it all for hours.
Getting geared up for a Saturday night outBill
06/16/2012, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
We went to the Hawksnest beach early. These little fish were hoping for some shelter off this sandy beach. Lara must have looked like a protective soul. They stayed very close, swiming through little flaps in her shirt and huddling in her armpit. When it it was time to go, she felt bad leaving her three proteges to fend for themselves...
In the Ida Lewis Anchorage, Newport, RI
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