“The Heat is On”. That’s my theme song this week. Today it is 90° F/32° C with 64% humidity. The
bathwater sea is currently a lovely 83° F.
We had a really nice dive at Front Porch with a good friend on Sunday. We bounced down to the wreck of the tugboat New York. We expected to find lionfish under the wreck, but they were absent. Another testament to the dedicated team of hunters we have on the island, which is doing a fantastic job keeping the population down.
I go to the beach almost daily to swim and photograph waves. Lately I’ve been enthralled by the small things I find near the sea.
Today I was fascinated by this chiton that I found while sitting in the waves. A chiton is a marine invertebrate that typically lives on rocks near the sea (tidal zone) and feeds on algae. This particular chiton was about an inch in length (2.54 cm).
This is a Nerite Snail, and it is a common sea snail found in the inner tidal zones. They are often seen clustered on rocks in full sun. Like the Chiton above, this species is an algae eater.
And finally, here’s a pic of the wave action I was trying to capture while admiring the chitons and snails.
What have you seen/done/heard in Bonaire this week?