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Schooling Golden Sweepers in coral. Small, couple of inches.
Schooling Golden Sweepers in coral.
Juvenile Catfish, they travel in swarms. These were about two inches.
Hinged Shrimpfish. About four inches.
Oxeye Scad. Ten or more inches each.
Bigeye Trevally. They get bigger, these were about twelve inches.
Peacock Razorfish, this is the juvenile stage. Less than an inch.
Peacock Razorfish, Intermediate stage. Two inches.
Peacock Razorfish. Adult.
Juvenile Emperor Angelfish.
Here's another Juvenile Emperor for comparison.
Sand Divers. They just dart down and bury themselves in soft sand.
Sand Divers. Half a second after this shot, they were down and gone.
Short-Tailed Pipefish with orange sponges..
Short-Tailed Pipefish. Colors are variable.
Ornate Ghost Pipefish. It's mimicking and hiding in a crinoid.
Ornate Ghost Pipefish. About three inches.
Ornate Ghost Pipefish, juvenile.
Ornate Ghost Pipefish juvenile.
Ornate Ghost Pipefish, many color variations.
Ornate Ghost Pipefish, couple of inches.
Robust Ghost Pipefish, hiding in crinoid.
Robust Ghost Pipefish pair. The female is the larger one at top.
Halameda Ghost Pipefish. They are usually around Halameda seaweed and mimic the green
and white colors.
Halameda Ghost Pipefish. Inch and a half.
Roughsnout Ghost Pipefish. Three inches.
Roughsnout Ghost Pipefish.
Spiny Waspfish. Two inches. They have stinging spines.
Leaf Scorpionfish. Four inches. They also sting.
Leaf Scorpionfish, color is variable.
Painted Frogfish juvenile. Tiny, one inch.
Frogfish, about three inches. Anglerfish family, they have a lure above their mouths to attract
Dragon Sea Moth. Couple of inches, they skitter around on the bottom.
Map Pufferfish, couple of feet.
Map Pufferfish. There's a small blue cleaner wrasse removing parasites.
Fangblenny, living in bottle.
AKA False Cleanerfish. Instead of removing parasites, bites,
Fangblenny. Mimics helpful Cleaner Wrasse that remove parasites from other fish.
Fangblenny--here are the fangs.
Great Barracuda. This one is about three feet, they can get to five.
Yellowmargin Triggerfish. They dont like to be near divers. Especially divers with cameras.
Yellowmargin Triggerfish. About twenty inches long. "Trigger" spine up.
Bumphead Parrotfish--BIG, three feet or more.
These Gobies are fantastic. They have their own little "bulldozer" shrimp who keep the burrow
they co-inhabit open.
Here's the shrimp keeping everything clean.
The shrimp are the maintenance workers. The gobies are the sentries against danger. They
have a mutually beneficial relationship.
The Gobies and shrimp will dart down into their shared burrow when startled. I spent ten
minutes just getting them used to me being there before getting these shots. Patience!
Look close. The shrimp keeps one antenna on the Goby at all times. It's the communication
system so a twitch from the Goby send them both down into the burrow.
Another shrimp antenna shot.
Giant Shrimpgoby--Giant is relative, about five inches.
Yellownose Shrimpgoby. Inch and a half.
Yellow Shripmpgoby. About an inch, bossing around a shrimp that's way bigger.
Coral Shriimp. Circumtropical and worldwide. Caribbean to Pacific.
Half Inch tiny shrimp living in and mimicking its crinoid home.
Hingebeak Shrimp, half inch.
Peacock Mantis Shrimp with red eggs.
Peacock Mantis Shrimp with red eggs.
Harlequin Crab, little seaweed toupee.
Mosiac Boxer Crab. Half inch, carries little anenomes in its claws to catch tiny prey.
Mosiac Boxer Crab, "punches" at you.
Hairy Squat Lobster. Half inch, lives in sponges.
Box Crabs. There's two them. The bigger one is holding a small one, waiting until they are both
receptive to mating.
Emperor Shrimp on Seastar. About half an inch.
Other animals live on Seastars. These are Ctenophores, a comb jelly relative that puts out
fishing lines to reel in tiny prey. The red spotted blotches are the Ctenophores and you can see
the tangled lines everywhere.
Tiny, less than quarter inch shrimp that live on Cushion Stars. There's two of them here.
Ocellated Tozeuma Shrimp, mimicking green seaweed.
Ocellated Tozeuma Shrimp. Inch and a half.
Ladybug Amphipods. Matchead size, constantly jumping and moving. Just an underwater
Hawksbill Turtle, about three feet across the carapace.
Hawksbill Turtle, we gave respectful distance and were rewarded with ten minutes of company.
Hawksbill Turtle. Leave them alone and they will stay around.
Hawksbill Turtle. Posing nicely.
Villa Markisa, Tulamben Bali, 2018. Fish
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Indonesia 1. The Good.
Indonesia 2. The Bad.
Indonesia 3. The Ugly.
Indonesia 4. Nudibranchs.
Indonesia 5. Critters.
Great White Shark
St Vincent, 2009
Red Sea, Egypt 2009
Machias Seal Island, Maine. June 2010 and May 2019
St Kitts and Saba, August 2010
Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Fish.
Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Creatures
Fiji, May 2011. Beqa Reefs
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Fish.
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Behaviors and critters.
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Nudibranchs.
Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida.
North Sulawesi 2013. Pipefish and Seahorses
North Sulawesi 2013. Fish
North Sulawesi 2013. Mostly Nudibranchs
North Sulawesi 2013. Crabs and Critters
North Sulawesi 2013. Cuttlefish and Octopus
Blue Heron Bridge, May 2013
Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014 and 2019 daytime
Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014, night dives
Philippines, Dumaguete 2015 Fish
Philippines Dumaguete 2015, Creatures and Critters
Dominica 2015 and 2017. Before Hurricane Maria
Raja Ampat, January 2016
Cayman Islands, October 2016
North Sulawesi 2017. Fish
North Sulawesi 2017, Creatures
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Fish
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Eels, Pipefish
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Crabs, shrimp, octopus.
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Nudibranchs.
Triton Bay, Indonesia. 2018
Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Fish and Creatures.
Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Nudibranchs.
Solomon Islands, April 2019
Siladen Resort. Siladen Island, Indonesia 2020
Coral Triangle. Things with stings.
Coral Triangle. Frogfish.
Coral Triangle. Crabs & Shrimp.
Coral Triangle. Cuttlefish, Octopi and Squid.
Coral Triangle Butterfly and Angelfish
Belize, October 2021.