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Catfish Eel

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This is the second time I have seen these fish swarming during the day. Heretofore I have seen them on night dives. They are pretty spooky to see in the dark. The writhing mass moves slowly across the coral floor. On this dive the fish were under a ledge but in the open. I used flash anyway to bring out detail and color. They are still spooky during the day. They don’t seem to like me much either.

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Catfish Eel

IMG_8986Spooky. There is a type of diving, which I love. It’s night diving. Fish come out at night when they think danger is less than during the day. These fish were swarming on the bottom. They weren’t headed anywhere. They turned toward the flashlight. So I got a head on view. I can say it was spooky to see them just going nowhere. What were they doing? You never see them during the day. So where do so many fish hide? I have questions. Meanwhile it’s a strange encounter. And if you’re afraid of the dark…