Saturday, January 12, 2013
Pufferfish with Blue Starfish
This pufferfish picture was taken when we went to Boracay in November 2010. The boat man caught it and showed it to us, he said we can hold it to take pics and then he will put it back into the water.
The boatman said it was a Pufferfish.
Wikipedia: Tetraodontidae is a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. The family includes many familiar species, which are variously called pufferfish, puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads, and sea squab.
Pufferfish are generally believed to be the second most poisonous vertebrates in the world, after the golden poison frog.
Maybe i will not hold one next time,lols.
At first I got really scared, my first time to see a live one and even to hold one but after trying, I felt is was really cool to do it and really amazing.
Boracay Island itself is really nice and very clean, white sand beach, not to big but still there is so much to see when you are there. Perfect for vacation and relaxation. Away from traffic and all the pollution that some of the cities has.
Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.
In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
We are planning to go back there again and hopefully next vacation, and hopefully not a short one...maybe a week right, just wishing,lols.
I got the chance to hold a blue starfish as well to take a pics, they are amazing, what more If it is under the sea. The sea divers are so lucky to see everything nice and colorful that the deep blue sea has to offer, it is cooler than cool!
Oh well we donot actually have to be under the water to see those, there are places that you can visit and actually see those amazing creatures under the blue sea.
Source: Google Image
The Blue Linckia Sea Star is also known as the Comet Sea Star, Blue Sea Star, or Blue Starfish.
Enjoy your next trip to the beach!