Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pufferfish mandalas

Who knew pufferfish were sand mandala engineers?They build elaborate mandalas to woo a female into their nest. It is literally a tree of life.  I've snorkeled with pufferfish, and do admit that I once yanked on their little tails to make them blow up like kootchie balls, because I could—and discovered in the process, they have the most amazing dulcet indigo eyes— like peacock feathers. No fugu on the menu—how could anyone eat this little ziggurat builder?

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