The Best of Martinique

The part of the island we visited had beautiful water but minimal fish and coral.

Pleasant seas and some interesting finds. 

Also included are a few shots from Guadeloupe, where nothing was too appealing.

 

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bluehead wrasse
bluehead wrasse
balloon fish
balloon fish
a blue-ring sea hare
a blue-ring sea hare
barrel sponge and social feather dusters
barrel sponge and social feather dusters
face the camera
face the camera
queen parrotfish  initial phase
queen parrotfish initial phase
beautiful purple sponge
beautiful purple sponge
corallimorph
corallimorph
wide valley coral
wide valley coral
caribbean reef squid
caribbean reef squid
blenny posing
blenny posing
bi-color christmastree worm
bi-color christmastree worm
blunt-armed brittle star
blunt-armed brittle star
tubular thicket algae
tubular thicket algae
comoflaged
comoflaged
blue ring  sea hares
blue ring sea hares
black barrel sponge
black barrel sponge
geometric encrusting tunicates
geometric encrusting tunicates
spotted sea hare  guad
spotted sea hare guad
branching vase sponge
branching vase sponge
christmastree worms
christmastree worms
butterprint brain coral
butterprint brain coral
circle-marked brittle star
circle-marked brittle star
cluster yellow tube sponge
cluster yellow tube sponge
christmastree worm in star coral
christmastree worm in star coral
stalked lettuce leaf alga in turtle gras
stalked lettuce leaf alga in turtle gras
common sea fan
common sea fan
blue tang intermediate phase
blue tang intermediate phase
fire and star coral
fire and star coral
damselfish using eye shadow
damselfish using eye shadow
diguised swimming crab
diguised swimming crab
hairy blenny complex   female
hairy blenny complex female
blue-ringed sea hare
blue-ringed sea hare
common sea fan 2
common sea fan 2
bluehead wrasse  terminal phase
bluehead wrasse terminal phase
dusky squirrelfish
dusky squirrelfish
branch vase sponge
branch vase sponge
depressed brain coral
depressed brain coral
greater soapfish
greater soapfish
can you find the quarter-inch blenny
can you find the quarter-inch blenny