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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by juanrojo @, Monday, April 30, 2018, 14:48 (23 days ago)

This is a second Zihuatanejo Free Shore Snorkeling video for 2018 called, Zihuatanejo 2018 Free shore snorkeling photos. This one is a slideshow style collection of photographs. This year's live action video and other year's videos are all similarly named to aid internet searchers. I did add, Idle Idyll Idols to one title in 2016.

This year we more fully discovered many very small creatures and fish and very small anemones and a few larger ones. The very small fish with the colourful faces that live in tubes are types of blennies, I believe, and many brown, Banded Blennies of larger sizes abound.

The Rainbow Cortez wrasses are the long thin fish featured in many stages along with many other long thin wrasses like spinster and banded and Rockmover Dragon wrasses and many that I don't know identities.

The bay is very full of MANY types and stages and colours of Pufferfish from spiny porcupine fish through solid yellow to purple with white spots, Guineafowl pufferfish and Whitespotted pufferfish and many shapes of spiny types from teardrop to very long and large. These fish are often in loose schools of adults and sometimes mixed species schools.

Another major group of fish are Damselfish of many types and stages and colours including the blue Giant Damselfish so prominent at Las Gatas and the smaller brown ones called Beau Brummels, I just learned, and the yellow and blue diagonal juveniles.

After a month of searching we did find some seahorses in three separate spots along the south shore towards Las Gatas.

Just past the five minute mark in this video I tried to post, single, clear, profile photos of 60 or 70 species, and some more in stages of development.

I have posted pictures in a Facebook snorkel group and have been amazed to see Moorish Idols also in Hawaii or dragon wrasses also in Indonesia. I realize it's the same big pond but still this is very interesting to me. Some other species would appear to be identical to Caribbean cousins as well.

Roberto, Please share or modify the post as you wish.

All identifications are only best guesses and open to discussion.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojAF0YtgJc

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by h4Dan, California, Monday, April 30, 2018, 16:32 (23 days ago) @ juanrojo

Simply fantastic, thanks for sharing

A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by HolyMole @, Monday, April 30, 2018, 16:37 (23 days ago) @ juanrojo

Wow! Thanks for this. Does the obvious abundance of life suggest that warnings concerning water quality in Zihua Bay are a tad alarmist?
Whose music did you use?

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by hromero ⌂ @, Monday, April 30, 2018, 16:52 (23 days ago) @ juanrojo

Thank you so much for sharing these videos. It is pretty amazing to realize what lies beneath the surface of the water.

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, April 30, 2018, 18:40 (23 days ago) @ juanrojo

[ADD SUPERLATIVE HERE]!!!

There are no words, Ron. Zihuatanejo owes you an infinite debt of gratitude. You have an immensely impressive talent. I suspect not many years from now your videos and photos will serve to remind us of what has been lost. I so hope I'm wrong.

¡Gracias!

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by juanrojo @, Monday, April 30, 2018, 20:43 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks everyone. The music is from Armik Daschi and had a Zihua Guitarfest vibe to my ears.

Over time I am encouraged by my visual assessment of the bay's well being. Of course the water clarity would no doubt be better if the oystermen were not harvesting all those natural filter feeders, everyday. Nature may be overcompensating for this loss by covering MANY surfaces with, "normal," spiny black urchins and the larger urchins with the neon blue spots that seem to come in waves and possibly with the colder water in February and March.

There were many new finds and many things that had been fairly common becoming rare or missing completely but this may just be at the ocean's whim.

I've had the great pleasure to mentally extend our good long trip by editing so much video and these stills.

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by victorio, Monday, April 30, 2018, 21:49 (22 days ago) @ juanrojo

Hola. Just a fabulous "slide show'. I am embarrassed though. I have been bringing my snorkeling gear and my cheap underwater camera down to Zihua for years and have hardly ever used them. Will try to use them more when we are back in Zihua in October for the winter. Again great pics of some beautiful sea life right there in Zihua bay.

A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, April 30, 2018, 22:55 (22 days ago) @ juanrojo

Another awesome video! Thank you and I hope you don't mind if I had shared it on my Facebook for more to see...

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by juanrojo @, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 00:52 (22 days ago) @ cd69

Thank you both and share away.

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by Casa Sandbar ⌂ @, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 07:42 (22 days ago) @ cd69

Wow, the page with 12,000+ followers? Great exposure!

A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by Gregorio M. @, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 09:49 (22 days ago) @ juanrojo

Incredible. It's just a whole other world below the surface and many of us wouldn't get the chance to appreciate it if you and others didn't share your talent for capturing it in photos and video. Thank so much you for sharing your efforts.

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A second 2018 Free Shore Snorkeling "slideshow" video

by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 11:21 (22 days ago) @ juanrojo

Absolutely gorgeous!
Next trip down I'm definitely going to check out that south end. Such a nice easy walk and easily as good as going out of the bay to Playa Manzanillo for seeing great fish and other sea life -much more economical, too!
Love the music -it really does have a Zih Guitar Fest vibe to it.

Thank you so much for sharing this and your other fotos and videos!
They are superbly crafted and it's plain to see the love you put into them.

Saludos,
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