Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty

Yellowhead Wrasse

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Yellowhead Wrasse – Juvenile Phase
Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015

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Yellowhead Wrasse- Initial Phase
Roatan, Honduras (Hole in the Wall) – 3/26/2016

Yellowhead Wrasse- Terminal Phase
Islamorada, Florida Keys (Yellow Reef) – 10/9/2014

Green Razorfish

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Green Razorfish – Male
West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 6/30/2017

Green Razorfish – Female
Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015 & West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 7/1/2017

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West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 6/30/2017

Highhat

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Highhat – Juvenile
Cozumel, Mexico (San Clamente) – 5/9/2015

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Highhat
Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015

Slender Filefish

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Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015

Slender Filefish – juvenile
Dominica (Champagne Reef) – 1/19/2017

Slippery Dick

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Slippery Dick – Intermediate/Terminal Phase
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Slippery Dick – Intermediate Juvenile/Initial Phase
Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015

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Slippery Dick – Juvenile
Bimini, Bahamas (Kinks) – 11/25/2016

Yellowline Arrow Crab

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Yellowline Arrow Crab
Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015

Sand Diver Defending Territory or Courtship Behavior

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Sand Divers
Cozumel, Mexico (Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/8/2015

We saw these Sand Divers sit like this for several minutes before they quickly separated and went back to their perches.  We tried to research this behavior, but couldn’t find anything.  Our best guess is that they are defending their territory or engaging in courtship behavior.