Trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus

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Good morning friends, Stijn and I did fun night dive Sunday evening, he went in search of lionfish while I worked on more blue-light images. Near the end of the dive, Stijn frantically signaled me to come over and help him with a seven foot long green moray eel that was wrapped around his lionfish bucket. These eels have such an incredible sense of smell – you think sharks can smell blood, heck I think eels can smell it even better! I ended up chasing him off with my light and using my fins to create a surge of sorts that he felt immediately.

I have a dark colored Trumpetfish for you all today, pretending he is part of the gorgonian. This is one of the most common hiding/resting places for these long fish, if you don’t see them swimming around on the reef start looking inside the soft corals, this is home sweet home for them!!  MORE

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