Monday, July 7, 2014
The elusive wolf eel in the Kelp Forest at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We can go weeks without sighting him and then there'll be a magical day when he is out swimming. He looks like a pewter colored ribbon as he gracefully sweeps around the exhibit.
He's a favorite for visitors. I recently had a great discussion of marine life with a remarkable 8-year-old boy. He was very well informed, however as we were winding down our conversation he remarked in a world weary voice: "I don't think the aquarium really has a wolf eel. I know there's a picture of one, but I don't think there is one really here." I was just so pleased to be able to point out the eel resting in a crevice between the rocks. I'd spied him just before meeting that young man and his mother who confided that they'd been in just the day before looking for that eel. It feels so good to assist adding to an eight year old's "life list".
In bocca al lupo. m (no v)