Duuude. Three Hill Shoals is chock full of my favorite macroalgae!! (Sidenote: Every time I say “dude” like that, I feel like the turtle from Finding Nemo. Then I think wistfully about becoming a surfer. Wouldn’t that be gnarly!? Duuude.) ANYWAY, Caulerpa racemosa is my fav because it resembles green grapes. They seem fluffy, but are actually quite resistant when you try to pop them. (It’s okay, I’m not a marine biologist, I like rocks and substrate. I can kill whatever I want.)
And despite my GoPro’s best attempts at focusing on everything EXCEPT the organism at hand (it’s like he knows I don’t have a viewfinder!), I got a halfway decent shot of the miniature vineyard.
I went on three dives today and frankly am too tired to care about writing. Click on the jump to see a smooth trunkfish, a red hind, some Montastrea cavernosa polyps, and a selfie of my new mask with a cool sea-constructed pompadour. Dream on, dreamers, and have a lovely evening… this mermaid is peacin’ out.