Christina Koukkos is a New York-based freelance writer and editor. She covers scuba diving, responsible tourism, off-beat destinations, cultural travel and other topics. She’s a certified PADI dive instructor and MSDT as well as an amateur underwater (and topside) photographer. Learn more about her on her website, <a href="https://takingthefork.com/".her blog, on Instagram or Twitter.
On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
The flying gurnard is big-eyed, bottom-dwelling fish. What surprising feature makes divers seek them out (and explains their name)?
A special-effects team working on a science-fiction movie would struggle to invent a creature as strange looking as the mola mola.