What an amazing site this afternoon whilst snorkeling in Great Harbour, Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands. A shoal of Yellow Tail Snapper were surrounding something on the seabed. I swam over to investigate because I’ve never seen anything like this before. The fish wouldn’t move, they were not frightened by my appearance; they were too intent on watching the seabed. I soon spotted a large Caribbean Reef Octopus that was sat squat on the bottom wedged in-between two rocks in a circular shape. The Octopus saw me immediately and started to change colour to try and improve on his already near perfect disguise. The Octopus wasn’t as brave as the Snapper he made a run for it, immediately changing colour to blend in with the white sandy bottom, however his trusty friends followed him; again surrounding the Octopus when he settled, this time clinging to a rock and instantaneously blending in so that you couldn’t see him.
This was truly one of those special moments. I’ve seen Caribbean Reef Octopus out here on numerous occasions but l have never seen one before that had a following of Yellow Tail Snapper.
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