We have had a lot of weather recently, plenty of rain and swell. The good news is that warmer water from the EAC has brought in temperatures peaking at 25 degrees. With it have come a wave of typical tropical fish found at this time of year, butterflyfish, orange basslet, trigger fish, and even a blue-stripe snapper, but a first today for me was the peacock sole, concealed in the sandy substrate. It has been a while since I have seen a fish for the first time in the aquatic reserve so this was very exciting. I’m expecting the warm eddies from a waning EAC will bring many more in the next couple of months though.