Fish photos and videos from November - Puerto Morelos, Akumal Bay, Yal Ku and Halfmoon Bay
We spent two nights in Puerto Morelos and shore snorkeled by the Ojo de Agua again . Some shots from PM .
I think this blue angel lives right by the ojo itself cause I saw him last year . I pisasa'd this
shot as with most of them but there really is a lot of colour in PM .
These guys stay close to the ojo too
This octopus had moved or I never would have seen him .
Saw one of these at every location but Halfmoon .
Then on to Akumal Bay
Cheryl got all these great shots
This big guy was hanging off the old moonrise a few different days , I got this one
On to Halfmoon Bay
All Cheryl's again
I got this guy too . He did a big display because I nearly swam right on top of him .
And some crazy stuff at Yal Ku . As always Yal Ku can be so different day to day . Some days the halocline and brackishness were strong and sometimes mixed with agitation silting of a light colour . The main channel near the paid entry had alarmingly little in the way of fish compared to other years . The clouds of sargeant majors and tangs were much smaller . The narrow inland channel with the wooden stairs , also very , very empty compared to other years .
There were all those sardines last year and maybe they thrashed the balance more than we knew .
Some little back bays are almost carpeted with upside down jellyfish . I don't know the effect they may have but one effect may be good .
The bay directly behind the lying lady statue across from the main entrance was the only place I got these group photos of a Midnight parrot and another parrot , maybe some mid cycle rainbow , let me know if you recognize him . There were also groups of French angels swimming with Grey angels , full grown and a dozen and more , and with those big parrots at times and a Queen angel and lots of full grown tangs , all in this one bay . They would do laps of this little bay and go in and out of a good sized hole in the end wall . This only happened at four in the afternoon or so and until closing on three different days .
I saw some of the grey angels plucking and eating some of the feelers off of the jellyfish one at a time . Maybe this food source keeps the big angels around .
This is the parrot in question .
With his boys just hanging and staring at me .
This rainbow I saw from shore .
I mostly shot video and so most of the stills are vidcaps and in failing light with the halocline but
they are to document the behaviours mostly .
There is a Youtube Video with these guys and more and some old ones on the same channel .
Turn the volume down . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I-IE64vCho
This one is just Yal Ku with some overlap from the first video . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu0WyMll10c
post edited by juan rojo - 2015/01/22 01:42:23