Watch out, because there are two new marine biologists on the scene, in the same day that I discovered a giant lobster, Paul discovered a new species entirely! But it turns out we're both a bit rubbish and misidentified our oceanic discoveries.
I had been snorkelling for about 15minutes, the sea gets deep very quickly, I guess that's how so many cruise liners are able to get in, in some parts 5metres out I can't touch the seabed anymore. Anyway I
was swimming near some plants (is that the right term when they're underwater?) and let out an almighty scream into my snorkel. 1m below my fins was a humongous 'lobster' the size of a domestic pet and it was flicking it's long 'antennae' far too close to me for my liking. Like the good trainee marine biologist I am, I called for a second opinion. PT concurred it was humongous, but noted that it appeared to have no equally huge pincers. I rallied back that they must be hiding by its side, or may have fallen off. See, Mr. Attenborough really has nothing to fear.
Later the same day, in a different location, PT discovered a new species with the body of a fish and the face of an octopus. (I momentarily thought that maybe it was a fish eating an octopus but kept this thought to myself, I then enjoyed some moments thinking of it's hybrid name). My fellow marine biologist proudly gave the fish its eponymous name, dubbing it the 'Paul-fish'. Having gone to examine the Paul-fish I was a little creeped out, it really did have the body of a fish and the face of an octopus, and enormous eyes. Also it didn't move, just floated next to its mate next to a buoy. I got out of there incase it inked me or whatever squids do (because really I thought it was a squid type thing, but didn't want to dampen my colleague's feelings of discovery.)
Later still, that same day we spotted some American tourists snorkelling near to the Paul-fish, and one particularly mouthy Yank yelled out that he'd found some cuttlefish. "I think you'll find they're Paul-fish" PT said under his breath.