Glowing Bandtail Puffer

by | Mar 29, 2016 | Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Good morning one and all, I suppose you have already figured out this is “Blue-Light Photo-Week”!!! Stijn showed up last evening around 7:00 and by 7:30 we were underwater and on our way. The very first thing I spotted was a little 4-inch Bandtail Puffer hiding from the night in a massive pile of sea-weed. I first saw him or her with my white light and thought, “I wonder if he fluoresces under blue-light??” I quickly turned off the regular light and turned on the blue-light and almost screamed with joy underwater when I saw him under the UV light, is that amazing or what???
Stijn then noticed I had found something and swam over to my side and watched and helped light it up with his hand-held blue-light, what a cool little fish! After snapping a bunch of shots we put him back to bed and continued on our way finding glowing lizardfish and goatfish just about everywhere we looked (buried in the sand) but really nothing else, not even one scorpionfish? MORE


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