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Greetings from the BlennyWatcher!

July 31, 2011

The blenny is our poster fish but we love all fish, even the big ones; we just don’t talk about them as much. We blog about whatever strikes the BlennyWatcher’s fancy – fishwatching, SCUBA diving, travel – our topics are happily all over the place. It may take us a while to settle into this new blog home but we’re excited about sharing our adventures with you! We celebrate the launch of this blog by introducing Blenny Week, videos created … Read more Greetings from the BlennyWatcher!

I Love to Dive

July 31, 2011

Some years back, Scuba Diving Magazine asked if we would provide video content to accompany the articles we write for the publication. I have carried a video camera underwater with me for years, to help me identify fish and invertebrates and to record their behavior. I would occasionally turn the camera on my dive buddies if we found ourselves in an unusual or humorous situation, but generally had very few wide-angle scenics with or without people. In 2007 I created … Read more I Love to Dive

Eat ’em to beat ’em

July 31, 2011

REEF recently released the Lionfish Cookbook.  All proceeds of the sale go to the organization’s Invasive Lionfish Program. The cookbook is co-authored by Lad Akins, Reef’s Director of Special Projects and Chef Tricia Ferguson with photos by photographer David Stone. Joanne Kidd designed the book and did the graphic layout work. We collect cookbooks; some because we love to bake and some because the foodie in us can’t resist. The BlennyWatcher took particular interest in this project because good friend … Read more Eat ’em to beat ’em

Sea Beans – recent finds

July 31, 2011

  An enthusiastic collector of beach and underwater curiosities, I will never pass up a chance to hunt for sea beans. On dive cruises I’ve even been known to skip a dive to catch a ride to a deserted shore for an hour or two of beachcombing.       We stopped off in North Sulawesi recently to spend a few days with dear friends, Jim and Cary Yanny, co-owners of Eco Divers in North Sulawesi.  It was Cary’s birthday … Read more Sea Beans – recent finds