Friday, April 07, 2006
The weather was quite nice. I've been spending the last couple days chasing around looking ofr a part for the boat and making sure what I thought was wrong, was wrong. I found the part and got the old one out (it squeaks and it shouldn't, probably a good indication of why it doesn't work) so tomorrow we'll get it back together and take it out for a run. Hopefully I'm back in the water working in a day or two.
Here's some Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula). We usually see these butterflys singly or in small numbers, however we have a number of sites where they do cluster up. At a few sites which have boulders, there often are Sergeant Major Damsels guarding eggs and the Raccons have figured out that the damsels are afraid of humans. On occasion the Raccon Butterflys will swim up to you as a group and shadow you within inches waiting for the damslefish to leave and then swoop in on the eggs for a free meal.