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Pi$$ed Puffer

I took this video of a puffer….about a foot long…. PICT0092 from c h on Vimeo. ….and then turned my camera to try to film the (very well camoflaged) scorpionfish here….but the puffer was either enamored….or more likely PO’d at my intrusion, and came back to push my camera out of his territory! This is the first time a fish has ever interacted with me…they usually just ignore me or try to get far away. Continue reading


I was actually filming a passing filefish when this octopus scurried underneath us and hid in this corner.  By the time I set the camera to video, s/he had backed into the corner and wasn’t moving much….but watch closely as s/he morphs to match the surrounding rocks…..   PICT0069 from c h on Vimeo.

Speckled Filefish


What a crab!


Choir buddy Erin went snorkeling with us last week, and she found this recently….um…emptied….crab shell:


Today sucked. 1.  It was Sunday, and I was working.  Not a usual event. I have been able for the most part to have Sundays off….but we are short a couple docs so….. 2. All my orders seemed to be ignored.  Patient with worrisome neurological symptoms on whom I requested a STAT mri……oh, mri’s are not done on inpatients on the weekend.  Only ER patients are apparently important enough to call a tech in….Patient with Continue reading

Juvenile Rockmover Wrasse


PICT0020 from c h on Vimeo.