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