Trip Report Blue Heron Bridge always provides

Please register or login

Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

Benefits of registering include

  • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
  • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
  • You can make this box go away

Joining is quick and easy. Log in or Register now!

OP
Catito

Catito

Contributor
Messages
495
Reaction score
405
Location
Palm Beach County, Fl
# of dives
100 - 199
Okay, see attached images Smooth Puffer - Lagocephalus laevigatus. Habitat described in book: Maine to Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, and Caribbean Sea to Argentina. Also in the eastern Atlantic. Adults pelagic over continental shelves, Juveniles occur near shore and over offshore banks View attachment 692162 View attachment 692163

Excellent! Mystery solved. I appreciate you posting the name of the fish. I spent too many hours yesterday trying to figure it out—-and way too many hours trying to figure out how to post on Scuba Board a short video of it swimming. I was not successful with either!
 
OP
Catito

Catito

Contributor
Messages
495
Reaction score
405
Location
Palm Beach County, Fl
# of dives
100 - 199
That was another possibility I just found as well.

I'm pretty positive it's a puffer. Either a smooth or a blunthead.

When one looks at the video (much clearer than the photo), you can see that it is a Smooth Puffer.

Thanks for the help.
 

Pipehorse

Contributor
Messages
294
Reaction score
435
Location
south east florida
# of dives
2500 - 4999
Excellent! Mystery solved. I appreciate you posting the name of the fish. I spent too many hours yesterday trying to figure it out—-and way too many hours trying to figure out how to post on Scuba Board a short video of it swimming. I was not successful with either!
You can't post a video directly to scubaboard, it has to be a link where the video already exists. So when I want to post a video here, I upload it to my youtube channel, hit the media button, and then provide the link. It doesn't have to be youtube, there are many other different sites to choose from.

Also for anybody interested in fish identification I highly recommend the book from which I grabbed the image.
 

Divin'Papaw

ScubaBoard Supporter
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
6,883
Reaction score
4,412
Location
Florida
# of dives
500 - 999
Also for anybody interested in fish identification I highly recommend the book from which I grabbed the image.

I'll have to pick that up. I primarily use the REEF Fish ID book for the Florida, Caribbean and the Bahamas and the STRI GC app on my phone.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/perdix-ai/
https://xf2.scubaboard.com/community/forums/cave-diving.45/

Top Bottom