Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Diving - The Beginning

I saw my first octopus on Saturday.  While I wanted to tell you all about the incredible wealth of sea life I saw this past week, I should start at the beginning by telling you the purpose of this blog.
Every since I realized being a geologist wasn't going to pay me enough to afford cable while living in the DC, I have been in the legal administrative field.  After providing top-notch professional services to some of the largest international law firms in the world, I started providing research or document review for trial or other such services on the side to smaller firms and businesses.  Now, Mermaid Transcription & Administrative Service, LLC (a/k/a MTA) is my full-time endeavor.
To keep my company name on your mind, I will share my bi-monthly diving adventures!  Just think, 5 years ago, I couldn't even swim.  To be honest, I am not sure I was that great of a swimmer even 3 years ago.  Look at me now, a certified "MERMAID!"

Playing above barrel coral in West Palm Beach, Florida

(After seeing one in its natural state, I felt kind of guilty about all those fritters I ate in the Bahamas.)

Porcupine fish

Scorpion fish (generally, the uglier the most poisonous)

Spotted eel (It is in the middle of the photo sticking its head out.

Before I was a mermaid, I would have been avoiding this large jellyfish at all costs.  It was such a beautiful pink and pale yellow.