Raccoon butterflyfish

A raccoon butterflyfish in Big Island waters.

From the look of this raccoon butterflyfish, it’s probably thinking, ‘What is this creature and why is it stalking me?’

In my attempts to identify what I see in the water, I use John P. Hoover’s book The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals. His website is hawaiisfishes.com.