WTH is that?!

 

 

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Pop culture reference for you 🙂 I think this little guy was the inspiration for Alien.

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The adventures these past few days have been quite interesting. We spotted this little guy floating at the surface after a sperm whale fluked. We all were saying something different. Something like a squid’s tentacle, a watch, a fin strap, or even the strap that goes on a boxer’s glove. Nope. We were all wrong.

It’s apparently a type of Black Scaleless Dragonfish. I don’t know what genus particularly. If you know, leave it in the comments or share it around so I know what it is.

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Randy getting a drink 🙂

Randy was back again today, this time by the fuel dock sippin’ on some water from the hose that ran down to him. The question of the hour is were does he go (any manatee in The Bahamas actually) for fresh water? The theory is that they may go out to the blue holes when they spew out, since fresh water comes from them.

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Hole in the Wall Lighthouse. Built in 1886 out of limestone quarry. Historical monument being left to ruin.

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Recording station for the hydrophone. This baby is powered for up to 3 weeks underwater.

We placed down a new recorder at Rocky Point and took out the old one. It’s a stand up recorder that’s held down by a good old cement block. We came back later in the day to ID some of our Bottlenose dolphin friends 🙂

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We were literally driving around the rain tuffs. only in The Bahamas can you do that.

We encountered a Loggerhead turtle and a sperm whale today. The turtle was just hanging out at the surface as we were driving by, took a few breaths, and then disappeared into the depths. Pretty cool! With the sperm whale we were able to get that awesome poo sample!

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You have to centrifuge the poop to get the solid pebble so that they can send it of to the lab.

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Loggerhead turtle ahoy!

A full day. We didn’t get back home till 1900 from leaving around 900 this morning! Let me down in the comments and share this around to find out what kind of Black Scaleless Dragonfish that little guy is 😀

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