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Sand Diver

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Sand Diver

Sand Diver
Bonaire (Something Special) – 5/15/2013
Sand Divers often just blend into the sandy bottom, often with only their heads poking out of the sand waiting for their next meal to swim by.

dominica (1548)Sand Diver – juvenile
Dominica (Fort Young Dock) – 1/19/2017
This sand diver was maybe an inch and half big!

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Yellow Goatfish

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Yellow Goatfish

Yellow Goatfish
Bonaire (Something Special) – 5/15/2013

The Goatfish gets its name from the two antennae-like “whiskers” under its chin, which it uses to rifle through the sand in search of food.

Hunting Quartet – Bar Jack, Trumpetfish, & Spanish Hogfish

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Hunting Quartet - Bar Jack, Trumpetfish, & Spanish Hogfish

Hunting Quartet – Bar Jack, Trumpetfish, & Spanish Hogfish
Bonaire (Something Special) – 5/15/2013
This unlikely quartet including two Bar Jacks, a Trumpetfish, and a Spanish Hogfish teamed up to hunt! This alliance was formed as a nuclear hunting group that work together to fish or a couple will do the hunting while the others may just collect the scraps. The Trumpetfish has camouflaged itself to appear more like the Bar Jacks – he may be just along for the ride, known as transport camouflaging.

Giant Anemone

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Giant Anemone
Bonaire (Something Special) – 5/15/2013 &  Roatan, Honduras (Turtle Crossing) – 3/26/2016

Blushing Star Coral & Fanworm

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Blushing Star Coral & Fanworm

Blushing Star Coral & Fanworm
Bonaire (Something Special) – 5/15/2014