The Best of St. Croix

 

From the nearly-dead reef at Buck Island National Monument,

to the healthier spots on the opposite side of the island.

Mostly deep water shots and very few fish.

Click on picture to see the full image and see the creature identification.

Clicking on the "Show More" button at bottom of each section will reveal more pictures.

blue tang at school
blue tang at school
golden zoanthid  st cro
golden zoanthid st cro
stoplight terminal  st cr
stoplight terminal st cr
lionfish
lionfish
barrel sponges and sea plumes  s cr
barrel sponges and sea plumes s cr
longfin damselfish  st cr
longfin damselfish st cr
chromis   st cr
chromis st cr
unusual yelow sea cucumber   st croix
unusual yelow sea cucumber st croix
squirrelfish  st cr
squirrelfish st cr
takeoff  st croix
takeoff st croix
golden zoanthid  st cr
golden zoanthid st cr
beautifil tube sponge
beautifil tube sponge
bar jack  st croix
bar jack st croix
redtail needlefish
redtail needlefish
a lavender rope sponge
a lavender rope sponge
overspreading tunicates   s cr
overspreading tunicates s cr
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corkscrew anenome   st cr
corkscrew anenome st cr
artichoke coral
artichoke coral
bar jack
bar jack
banded butterflyfish
banded butterflyfish
encrusting social tunicates   s cr
encrusting social tunicates s cr
squirrel fish  st cr
squirrel fish st cr
glassy sweepers   st cr
glassy sweepers st cr
grooved blade sea whip  with bronze sea
grooved blade sea whip with bronze sea
branching fire coral
branching fire coral
scrawled filefish pair
scrawled filefish pair
checkered puffer
checkered puffer
ballyhoo
ballyhoo
branching vase sponge 10
branching vase sponge 10
branching tube sponge from above
branching tube sponge from above
convoluted orange sponge
convoluted orange sponge
blue tang  st croix
blue tang st croix
blue chromis in the rope sponge
blue chromis in the rope sponge
cushion star
cushion star
blue tang gaud
blue tang gaud
golden zoanthid   s cr
golden zoanthid s cr
bar jack flashing dark
bar jack flashing dark
grey trumpet   st cr
grey trumpet st cr
butter hamlet
butter hamlet