HONEYCOMB COWFISH. What a face! And its name sounds goofy, especially when repeated: honeycomb cowfish, honeycomb cowfish, honeycomb cowfish. Their behavior is ingenious – these fish change color in order to protect themselves. I saw a cowfish while snorkeling over a sponge garden. It swam under me changing color as it moved. Colors rippled over its body – mottled green as it passed over sea grass, tan over a sandy patch, dark as it moved over rocks.
I followed the creature, fascinated by the constantly changing colors. I wondered if it was tired from changing colors. Then I realized it was more likely tired from swimming away from me so I quit following it.
Finding humor in situations is a way we can change our mood and take care of ourselves.