Creatures while Diving Turks & Caicos

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  Creatures of Turks and Caicos - Diving - December 2009
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On this page are, for the most part, things that swim


Trumpetfish 'shadowing' a Grouper


Blacktip Sharks - Click here to see the video for lots more sharks


Balloonfish


Nassau Grouper posing for a head shot.


Lionfish


Barracuda in field of Conger Eels (Garden Eels)


Queen Trigger fish


Barracuda hanging out near the back of the boat


Coney and Jessica



Can you see the eyes on this conch?


A Swimming Crinoid. I would see these usually with a smaller brittle star nearby.



I'm not quite sure what the eyes looking backward is about. Maybe there was a shark nearby.


Nassau Grouper and Jessica

PhotoShopped version

 "Fish out of Water"
 


This is the same grouper as above, but it is in it's "clean me please" posture.


Lionfish


Spiny Lobster



Nurse Shark



Southern Stingray



Blacktip Reef Shark


 Click here to see a description of the difference between Hawksbill & Green Turtles


Hawksbill Turtle eating a Sponge
Click here to see it eating close up near 6 minutes into the video

* Worldwide hawksbill turtle population had declined by 80% in the three most recent generations (1996).

Another link for identifying a Turtle

(all pictures and videos on this trip taken with Canon G9, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS125 & DS51 strobes and Inon wet lenses.)

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Other Dive Pages : Roatan - St Croix - BC - Key Largo - Bonaire - Anacapa Island - Isle of Shoals - Catalina - Australia - Cozumel - Curacao - Roatan - Borneo

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