Thursday, May 03, 2007

A little fun and collecting

On our final day at Wake the tow-team took some time out of their normal schedule to conduct some invertebrate collections and have a little fun at a site we had past during one of our tows on the northeast corner of the island. Steph and Amy were towing that day and just happened to pass a particularly inviting cave at about 70 feet on the outer reef wall. It looked like maybe it just might have some good urchins, sea cucumbers, and starfish in need of collecting. Oh yeah, it didn't have bad video potential either.

We were far from disappointed. A couple of grey reef sharks greeted us as we made our way to the entrance of the cave and a pair of knifejaws swam nearby. A large green moray was unconcerned by our presence while a large Napoleon wrasse seemed just a little non-plused.


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