Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Susan Scott's wonderful columns on marine life

My colleague Sal brings in the morning paper when it has interesting articles relating to Hawaii's marine life. This is a good thing since I don't subscribe to the paper.  I find that it just depresses me - with the exception of the articles Sal provides.

One of the columns that he brings in regularly is the "Ocean Watch" column by Susan Scott (Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Psilogobius mainlandi
Shrimp goby Psilogobius mainlandi - J.R. Randall image
The most recent column is on gobies, one of the most numerically common fish on coral reefs, although also one of the smallest in physical size. Once you start noticing them, they are everywhere you look - on the reef, on the corals, on the mud flats. . . Take a look at: Gobies form partnership with shrimp for survival

Even if you don't proceed to her article on gobies - at some point you should check out Susan's web site and the Ocean Watch achive. It is so much more entertaining than the front page news. See:



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