Yucab Reef

Black Grouper

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Black Grouper
Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef) – 5/7/2015 & Roatan, Honduras (Aguila Wreck) – 3/25/2016

Yellowhead Jawfish

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Yellowhead Jawfish
Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef) – 5/7/2015

Horse-Eye Jack

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Horse-Eye Jack
Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef & C-53 Wreck) – 5/7/2015 and Bimini, Bahamas (Bimini Barge Wreck) – 11/27/2016

Sand Tilefish builds a nest

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Sand Tilefish builds a nest
Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef & Hotel Cozumel & Resort Jetty) – 5/7/2015

We watched this Sand Tilefish tirelessly build his burrow using coral rubble for a good part of the dive!

Sand Tilefish are susceptible to Black Spot Disease. It is often found in the water covered with black spots, often so severe that the fish’s coloration appears black, likely because of changes in the water’s ecosystem dynamic.   Read More: https://tropicalecologyblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/black-spot-disease-in-sand-tilefish-and-other-species/

Queen Triggerfish

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Queen Triggerfish
Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef) – 5/7/2015

Sargassum Triggerfish

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Sargassum Triggerfish
Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef) – 5/7/2015

Ocean Triggerfish

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Cozumel, Mexico (Yucab Reef) – 5/7/2015