Twinstripe fusiliers over the reef at Creche

Twinstripe fusiliers at Creche, Ponta do Ouro (southern Mozambique)

Twinstripe fusiliers over the reef at Creche
Twinstripe fusiliers over the reef at Creche

Unlike the large, distinctive schools of mostly yellow-coloured snappers that we saw on several of the reefs that we dived while in Ponta do Ouro, twinstripe fusiliers tended not to hang around as long, or as densely grouped. These beautiful blue fish with yellow stripes tended to stream past us in huge, spread out schools, passing for minutes at a time like passenger pigeons, and then disappearing.

I found the experience captured  in this video, filmed at the reef called Creche, to be almost transcendental – I felt as though I was in a blue cathedral, with the fish streaming past me towards the light of a distant stained-glass window. Or something – it was quite moving, anyway.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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