"Frogfish!" Travis exclaims. He points, and we say: "Where?!"
It was only after I REALLY looked that I noticed the fish! I have no idea how Travis spotted it! The fish was using its 'paws' to cling onto the leaf blades! These are of course not real paws, but modified pectoral fins. But the fins sure do look like arms, complete with elbows and little paws.
This frogfish that we saw is probably the Spotted-tail frogfish (Lophiocharon trisignatus). More about the lure in the general description of frogfishes.
We also saw some other fishes on our trip. Like this happy little seahorse! It was bobbing around in the water before curling its tail around a seagrass blade. It's the seahorse that is rather 'hairy'.
Lined eel-tail catfishes (Plotosus lineatus). These tiny fishes looked like tadpoles and cluster together in a tight school among the seagrasses.
rabbitfishes (Family Siganidae). They seem to have jumped out of the pool. Oh dear.
Project Driftnet, and also did a check on the corals here. More about this in this post.