Marine Park Osprey

I’m not sure what sort of fish the Osprey is eating. It looks like it might be a Menhaden.

Menhaden, also known as mossbunker and bunker and “the most important fish in the sea”, are forage fish of the genera Brevoortia and Ethmidium, two genera of marine fish in the family Clupeidae. Menhaden is a blend of poghaden (pogy for short) and an Algonquian word akin to Narragansett munnawhatteaûg, derived from munnohquohteau (“he fertilizes”), referring to their use of the fish as fertilizer. It is thought that Pilgrims were advised by Tisquantum (also known as Squanto) to plant menhaden with their crops. (Menhaden – Wikipedia)

The Osprey was busy eating and chasing off rivals. I’m guessing that the one sitting on the nest is the female.

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Molokini Crater

I booked us an early mourning snorkel dive at Molokini Crater led by Maui Adventure Sunrise Snorkel | Hawaii Holidays in Wailea, HI ( We used my new Olympus Tough underwater. I missed taking pictures the crater because I couldn’t get the camera out of the holster underwater. The numbers of colorful fish were amazing. The water was delightfully warm. I swam in my shorts because of the lost bathing suit.

On the next dive at Turtle Town I let Marc take the camera. I didn’t go in the water for that swim because the first one tired me out. Marc dropped the camera because the strap was loose. Subsequently, I purchased a floating wrist strap at B&H. Fortunately, the camera landed right next to the boat on sand and a staff member was able to retrieve it for us. All the pictures of the turtles are by Marc.

They kept stuffing us full of drinks and food and the staff was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Marc was surprised at how easy snorkeling was.

After the dive we went to the parking lot and while putting things in the trunk I said, “Are you ready?” and Marc said “yes” so I shut the trunk. Unfortunately, the car key was inside the trunk. 4 hours later Hertz sent someone to unlock the car.

I also took some pictures while at Maluaka Beach where the boat leaves from and in the parking lot.

Maui Ocean Center

It took a day to see everything at the Maui Ocean Center | Aquarium of Hawai‘i | Encounter Hawai‘i’s Marine Life. Plus we booked a gourmet meal for lunch at their Seascape restaurant Dine With Us | Maui Ocean Center. I booked ahead. The 3D theater was amazing. The whale’s nose was inches from my face Humpbacks of Hawaiʻi Exhibit & Sphere – Maui Ocean Center. I only wish there was an adults only day. The screaming children are too much for me. Gone are the days when parents made their children behave in museums and zoos.

Iceland’s Fish

Posters in Reykjavik’s harbor of the fish found around Iceland.

Koi Tales

When I photographed three Koi swimming in a small pond at the Planting Fields Arboretum yesterday I envisioned making this composite of swirling tails. This is four photographs rearranged.

Koi, common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019 composit by Sherry Felix
Koi, common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019