A Week at Cobalt Coast on the Northwest side of
Grand Cayman diving with DiveTech.
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The picture below shows a few of the thousands of Garden
Eels that we saw in the sand between the coral.
They were very difficult to get close to and you needed to creep up on them very
very slowly to see them close.
Garden Eels (Heteroconger longissimus)
A very different kind of eel was this large Green Moray
Eel that hung out at Stingray City. He is apparently almost blind.
Very large Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax funebris) at Stingray City
At one point he came straight towards me.. and gave me
this goofy look.
Green Moray heading right towards me!
Cowfish (Acanthostracion polygonia)
Tiger Grouper (Mycteroperca tigris)
School of Horse-Eye Jacks over a garden of Garden Eels.
Rosy Razorfish ( yrichtys martinicensis )
Popped right into the sand.
Pederson Cleaner Shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni)
These little guys (maybe an inch long) would clean your fingernails for you.
Queen Trigger Fish
School of Bermuda Chub
Spotted Moray Eel (Gymnothorax moringa)
A well camouflaged Spotted Scorpionfish (Scorpaena plumieri)
These have poisonous barbs that you don't want to step on
and they are almost impossible to see unless you happen to see them move.
"When accidentally touched from above, a dorsal spine may
penetrate into the flesh and inject venom produced by a gland at the spine's
base. Although deaths are rare from spotted scorpionfish 'stings', severe pain
and swelling are common."
On Grand Cayman there is a turtle farm where they raise
turtles. They let some of them free. You can sponsor a turtle's freedom by a
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