Memories

damsel fish from Eden Art

I was reading this nice story about the number of new species named this year. I t was interesting but this last bit was personal:

The blue wonder

This beautiful species of damselfish, Chromis abyssus, was discovered in a deep-reef habitat off the coast of the Pacific island of Ngemelis in Palau. Its discovery highlights just how little is known of deep reefs.

Thirty years ago, when I was spending the summer with my Uncle on Guam, I spent a week in Palau, camped out near the Rock Islands and diving like crazy. I wonder There were so many fish around everywhere. I wonder if this fish was amongst them?

Well, probably only dead ones as this Wikipedia stub indicates they reside 110 meters below the surface. I never went lower than 100 feet. They are pretty.

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