Thursday, March 19, 2009

We had a tidal wave watch today...

We were pulling on to the mooring for our second dive today, and the boat leaving mentioned there was a tidal wave watch in effect from a big bang down in Tonga. After a bunch of phone calls we found it had been announced that there was no threat by then... phew... relief. We've only had a few of these in the time I've been here, but it wouldn't be fun to have a tidal wave materialize.

Here's a shot of a group of aholeholes, also known as Hawaiian Flagtails (Kuhlia xenura). There's a batch of them living off the edge of the lava at Pyramid Pinnacle, they've been in the same spot for years. They tend to be found very shallow right up in the surge, and are mylar shiny.... fun to watch on sunny days.



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