Reef fish was curious and|
kept popping out to check me out.
Big and small, I saw many new-to-me and intriguing varies of fish.
collagen-like puffy lips and dramatic eyes of|
this Minerva Reef fish seemed almost animatronic.
“You’re still doing Minerva Reef posts?” Wayne asked, incredulously.
colorful fish struck me as an angelfish.
more traditionally marked angelfish in Minerva Reef, too.
only ever seen this species of fish in Minerva Reef.|
They’re quite large – nearly a meter long, with a very
large head and big, dark bulbous round eyes.
With Galley Wench Tales, I try to keep each post focused on a single topic, not too long. If a place calls for multiple topics, then I write more than one post on it. There may be more Minerva posts still, but if they are, they’ll most likely be part of a video short.
fish with its vividly marked eyes was quite tiny,|
less than three inches in length.
- Undersea Christmas Trees of Minerva Reef
- Minerva’s Amazing Giant Clams
- Analysis-Paralysis “Minerva Reef Yacht Club”
closest thing to lobster I found – its moulted carapace (shell).|
This post's photos were taken when we were in Minerva Reef, November 4 - 13 2015. We are currently cruising New Zealand's North Island between Whangaroa and Whangarei, where we expect to haul out sometime in January. This post was written for pre-posting December 21, 2015 while were briefly in wifi range while anchored in Whangaroa (S35.02.836 E173.44.514).
amber-eyed fish seemed convinced if it remained |
ucked into the coralhead crevice that I wouldn’t see it.
Between December 2014 and November 2015 -- 11 months -- we sailed over 10,000 miles, from our starting point of Jacksonville Florida to New Zealand, our stopping point until May 2016.