Mantas and mandarinfish, Yap

a manta ray in goofnuw channel, yap
Hello! I'm in Yap.

Manta action has been fair over the past few days. We've had pretty rough weather so far, and because wind blows water over the barrier reef, the tide has been eternally outgoing (and outgoing tide = green, mucky water).

Still, we've had multiple mantas every day on the cleaning station at Goofnuw Channel. They're wonderful to watch -- so graceful...

male mandarinfish, yap

I did a dusk dive today with the mandarinfish, but none of us saw them mating. MATE, you stupid fishies!

Luckily, mandarinfish are pretty regardless of whether they are in the process of mating, and I managed to shoot a couple good portraits.