So that’s where all my ‘White Out’ went! 😉
Oh. No. Wait. That’s an Eel!
We actually found this one on our dive at Mahukona Bay when we went for a dive to check out the ship wreck there. ‘Dottie is a Whitemouth Moray (Gymnothorax meleagris) also known as Comet Moray and Guineafowl Moray and is an eel in the fish family of sea life here.
The smile that Dottie appears to have for us may have been due to the thought of dinner being so close of hand. But although Moray eels should be shown respect, they are not as dangerous as rattle snakes. If you keep a proper distance and don’t reach for or grab at them while observing these magnificent creatures, you will both come away pleasantly content with the experience.
I think they are an extremely graceful animal. Check out this site: http://www.oceanfootage.com/ for videos of eel, other fish, reptiles and more. Andy also put some info about the dive and the dive site on his Blog at Darkerview.com. I will post more dive photos from this dive (and others).