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I've got my eye on you ....

...Lisa and I took a trip to the Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino. There were a number of these lionfish, and this one brought back great memories of my cousin's lionfish, Oscar.


"Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish found mostly in the Indo-Pacific. Fish of the genus Pterois have a pair of fan-shaped pectoral fins and a spiky first dorsal fin. These fins are thought to resemble a lion's mane, thus giving Pterois the common name of "lionfish". The shape and coloring of its body provide it excellent camouflage.


Pterois has several venomous dorsal spines, which provide an important defense against predator fish. The venom is defensive; the lionfish relies upon its reflexes and camouflage to catch prey, mostly fish and shrimp. [1] For humans, this venom is said to be painful but it is not fatal.[2] The body of most Pterois is dominated by the color maroon, or sometimes brown, with white stripes along the body and fins." ~ Wikipedia's Slippery When Wet by the Commodores.


...finished with Parent/Teacher Conferences last week, and on to Spring Break next week...I CAN"T WAIT!!! those that have continued to comment and support me even though I've not been around, I give you my thanks...I appreciate you all...I hope you're all having a terrific week. :~}

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Taken on March 5, 2011