There were a few big Blue Gropers out in force. Surprisingly the Eastern Blue Groper is not actually a 'grouper' but in fact a wrasse. The juveniles are typically a greenish brown, in females this shifts to a reddish brown with age, whilst the adult male are bright blue. They can grow to be 1.2m, with a round belly, heavy scales, and thick lips.
Crimson Banded Wrasse:
Their juvenile offspring:
And my first ever Rainbow Wrasse:
I also found a massive Old Wife, hiding down deep.
There was a couple of Indo-Pacific Sergeant's enjoying the clear water.
Not to mention an adult and child pair of Neon Damsel's.
I haven't yet figured out this black and yelllow fellow.
I also didn't know this spotty:
I found a great Blacksaddle Goatfish:
There were plenty of Black Tipped Bullseye's:
A big school of Squid:
There were Rock Cale's chewing on algae everywhere:
A terrific Fan Bellied File Fish:
I love this bay.