Your marine science minute...
Sometimes just walking down the dock you see very unusual things. Unexpected things.
I stood there watching the fish hunt while I took photos with my iPhone -- I collected quite a crowd.
"Hey it's walking around."
"Are those legs?"
No, I told them. They're modified pectoral fins.
Once a science teacher always a science teacher. They're lucky I didn't assign them two chapters to read and an essay to write.
I forget how cool it is to hang out in a harbor and what good fun it is to be a writer.
Those people didn't know it but they became characters in a scene I wrote later that day.
Coming into contact with an author can be hazardous to your privacy.
Be VERY afraid.