Long Bay, Antigua   Vol. 3

May 16, 2017

A once immense offshore reef, now barely alive, still yielded some nice finds. 
This is the first of three sets taken at this site.  Many first-time sightings.

 

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tunicates of a rare color
tunicates of a rare color
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yellow branching sponge
yellow branching sponge
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white christmastree worm
white christmastree worm
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staghorn coral
staghorn coral
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saucer leaf alga
saucer leaf alga
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spiny brittle star
spiny brittle star
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sand diver
sand diver
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striped snapping shrimp
striped snapping shrimp
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social feather duster  maroon variation
social feather duster maroon variation
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unique ridge patterns
unique ridge patterns
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sand  tilefish
sand tilefish
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rock boring urchin
rock boring urchin
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peacock flounder
peacock flounder
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yellowfin majorra (2)
yellowfin majorra (2)
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sun anenome
sun anenome
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roughhead triplefin
roughhead triplefin
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three-spot damselfish
three-spot damselfish
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slender sea cucumber
slender sea cucumber
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sharknose goby
sharknose goby
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silver jenny
silver jenny
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pinecone alga
pinecone alga
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red rock-boring urchin
red rock-boring urchin
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relaxing
relaxing
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smallmouth grunts
smallmouth grunts
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french angelfish juvenile
french angelfish juvenile
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white mullet
white mullet
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grooved brain coral
grooved brain coral
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just hatched
just hatched
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fuzzy finger alga above large anenomes
fuzzy finger alga above large anenomes
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giant anenome
giant anenome
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overgrowing tunicates
overgrowing tunicates
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anenome crab 4
anenome crab 4
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last coral standing on a once vibrant reef
last coral standing on a once vibrant reef
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green clinging crabs
green clinging crabs
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mermaid's fans in cluster patttern
mermaid's fans in cluster patttern
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lavender sea rods
lavender sea rods
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sand tilefish
sand tilefish
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foureye butterflyfish
foureye butterflyfish
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goldline blenny
goldline blenny
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brain coral
brain coral
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