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11-01-10_ Stargazer Exposed _IMG_3093.jpg

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Divers normally see the stargazer as a stationary "death mask" face in the sand.  The fish is normally buried, with only the face exposed at the bottom of a small depression in the sand.  The fish prefers to be stationary, relying on being motionless in the sand to stay undetected and unthreatened.  On this night dive we startled one; he must have been insecure in his sandy hiding place, because he suddenly bolted to change his hiding place as we hovered over him.

Divers normally see the stargazer as a stationary "death mask" face in the sand. The fish is normally buried, with only the face exposed at the bottom of a small depression in the sand. The fish prefers to be stationary, relying on being motionless in the sand to stay undetected and unthreatened. On this night dive we startled one; he must have been insecure in his sandy hiding place, because he suddenly bolted to change his hiding place as we hovered over him.

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