After almost 40 years of diving, I still get excited. I had an incredible time at Molasses Reef very close to eight huge permits. Six of them were slowly circling in a very confined space, and I was so close I could almost reach out to touch them. I feel confident they were permits. The first photo is from that experience, and I am hoping someone will confirm that it is a permit.
The second photo is of a very friendly jack. I carefully compared all the jacks on the DVD to my photo. My first guess was yellow jack, but I have since ruled that out. I am down to choosing among black jack, crevalle jack and horse-eye jack. Is it one of these three? How can I tell?
Both photos are from the same dive -- May 8, 2011, Molasses Reef (buoy M-1), Key Largo, Florida, depth 24 feet, bottom temperature 81-degrees Fahrenheit.