St T 2014 XII

There are so many pelicans flying around it's crazy. 7 seems far too many considering that last time there were 2 (I guess we know how the increase happened). Going snorkeling I learned why this might be: There were so many minos (or whatever these little fish are) that saying in the tens of thousands seems to be a low call as they were so thick you couldn't see past them. Then, all of a sudden, they would part, leaving a path, through which the biggest fish I've ever faced would stroll on through. Easily 2.5-3 feet long and maybe a foot from top to bottom. I think they were Chub or Horse-Eye Jacks, and yes, I saw more and then 2-3 at a time. All this below and the pelicans on top, I was concerned I might get caught in the middle of a feeding frenzy. Thinking I might be better off deeper down, I took a tank out to go scuba diving. Just my luck it had a slow leak so I went through air faster than I thought I would, but I did see some cool fish like procupinefish and queen angelfish as well as a turtle that I got to swim around with and actually see from below rather than looking down from above. There was also a lionfish, but they are invasive and highly poisonous. And just for fun I played with Mango the "stray" beach cat for a while.