We welcomed Mj Haught to Tres Pelicanos and our Pelican family 3 years ago when she was looking for a new dive center to dive with. Although MJ claims to be an amateur and underwater photography is just a hobby we completely disagree. Her beautiful photos, shared marine knowledge and delightful narratives in both English and Spanish have been enjoyed by many. We are pleased to share MJ’s slideshow with you.
We had an experience today that is worthy of a special edition slide show. We got to hang out for several minutes with a loggerhead turtle, whom I think of as an old friend. One year I photographed him inside a little cave.
This old guy is easy to identify because he was hit by a boat’s propeller about, I think, six years ago. You can see the healed indent on the back third of his shell. His activity in the cave was the primary activity today — eating a favorite food, conch.
I asked Divemaster Jose, in his bright Tres Pelicanos orange, to move in close so that you would have a frame of reference as to his size.
Hoy tuvimos una experiencia digna de una presentación de diapositivas de edición especial. Conseguimos pasar el rato durante varios minutos con una tortuga boba, a quien considero una vieja amiga. Un año lo fotografié dentro de una pequeña cueva.
Este viejo es fácil de identificar porque fue golpeado por la hélice de un barco, creo, hace unos seis años. Puede ver la sangría curada en el tercio posterior de su caparazón. Su actividad en la cueva era la actividad principal hoy: comer su comida favorita, el caracol.
Le pedí al Divemaster José, con su brillante naranja Tres Pelicanos, que se acercara para que tuvieras un marco de referencia en cuanto a su tamaño.