🔞 CURIOSITY 🔞 Remora fish have suckers on their flat head that they use to attach to the body of sharks, rays, sea turtles and larger marine mammals. Remoras eat the leftovers of their hosts food and collects parasites, bacteria and dead tissue from the surface of their skin, helping to keep it clean and healthy. Some species of remora even live inside the mouth of large sharks and rays!
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Overcoming Fears 🐢🌊🏊🏼♀️🐠🐟
Yesterday we went snorkeling which I was really scared of because I have (had) a strong and irrational fear of drowning in the ocean and am also hopeless at focusing on my breathing... especially under water.. especially through the mouth.. especially while I’m focusing on not drowning... So after having a little under water panic attack when I first jumped in to the deep blue of Manta Bay (and actually almost drowning 😬😅), and almost chickening out of the adventure for good, I put a life jacket on and looked like a total dork amongst all the mermaids, but It gave me the chance to get comfortable breathing through the snorkel until I finally graduated to the cool kids club, ditching the life jacket at the second spot.. It turns out it’s true that flippers keep you afloat and humans are naturally bouyant anyway, and being in a big open body of water isn’t that scary coz you won’t just sink to the bottom.... people have told me this my whole life but like anything you gotta live it to learn it, and you can’t overcome a fear until you face it.
You‘ll find some of the finest beaches in the state on Oahu, many of them perfect for exploring unique aquatic life.
Hanauma Bay, a shallow, reef-filled cove surrounded by the semi-circular remains of a volcanic crater, is one of the most spectacular places for snorkeling on the island. As the focal point of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, the pristine bay teems with life as a result of the many conservation and educational efforts, and is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the state of Hawaii.
The Kona Night Snorkel is unforgettable. http://snorkelbob.com/product/kona-night-manta-snorkel/
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It's #fishfriday ! Here we see some little sargos (Anisotremus davidsonii) enjoying their temporary home in our aquarium at fox landing. Sargos are easy to identify based on the vertical black stripe down their body, and are often found in shallow rocky habitats. Maybe if we leave this snorkel mask décor in there they wont mind seeing us in the wild? Happy Friday! #cimiscience#fishfriday#catalinaisland#snorkeling#fish