By Susan Scott on March 31, 2018 • Updated on March 30, 2018 at 9:59 pm
By Susan Scott Posted on March 31, 2018 • Updated on March 30, 2018 at 9:59 pm
It’s a fish-eat-fish world out on the reef, so seeing one species chase another isn’t usually a sight that has my heart pounding as I fumble for my camera. But this time the predator was scary and the prey poisonous.
By Susan Scott on March 24, 2018 • Updated on March 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm
By Susan Scott Posted on March 24, 2018 • Updated on March 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm
Opal seaweed is native to the warm Indian, Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, growing from tide pools to waters 150 feet deep. It’s also native to Hawaii, meaning it got here without a lift from human hands or hulls, drifting hundreds or even thousands of miles to our islands.
Crabs that spend part of their lives in the water, and part out, can blow bubbles. This foaming-at-the-mouth might look like the crab is in distress, and sometimes it is, but in healthy crabs, mouth bubbling comes from the crab breathing air instead of water.