Asta Reef, Barbados  Vol. 2

May 18, 2017

This was a deep water dive below 80' so there was not a lot of light with which to take pictures
but there was a lot of life to photograph.  Some nice coral varieties. 
Thanks to Andrew Western at Eco Dive for a great trip.

 

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blackbar soldierfish
blackbar soldierfish
dusky squirrelfish  silver striped phase
dusky squirrelfish silver striped phase
spotted drum  intermediate phase
spotted drum intermediate phase
half dozen sponge species and more
half dozen sponge species and more
goldspotted eel
goldspotted eel
pederson cleaner shrimp
pederson cleaner shrimp
yellowhead wrasse juveniles
yellowhead wrasse juveniles
striped parrotfish  terminal phase
striped parrotfish terminal phase
ocean surgeonfish
ocean surgeonfish
grooved brain coral
grooved brain coral
brain coral (f) starlet coral (r)
brain coral (f) starlet coral (r)
blackbar school
blackbar school
wire coral   (2)
wire coral (2)
yellow tube sponge
yellow tube sponge
almaco jack
almaco jack
sun anenome
sun anenome
queen angelfish
queen angelfish
nine sponge varieties
nine sponge varieties
black ball sponge
black ball sponge
spotted moray
spotted moray
glasseye snapper pale phase
glasseye snapper pale phase
branching vase sponge
branching vase sponge
garden eel
garden eel
brown chromis (f) juvenile graysby (r)
brown chromis (f) juvenile graysby (r)
unknown
unknown
tobaccofish
tobaccofish
wire coral close-up
wire coral close-up
brown sponge zoanthid
brown sponge zoanthid
goldspot goby
goldspot goby
smallmouth grunts
smallmouth grunts
banded butterflyfish
banded butterflyfish
spotted moray hiding
spotted moray hiding
maze coral (lighter) symmetrical brain coral
maze coral (lighter) symmetrical brain coral
large star coral
large star coral
fancy-shelled hermit inside a sponge
fancy-shelled hermit inside a sponge
cup corals
cup corals
branching fire coral
branching fire coral
white star sheet coral
white star sheet coral
almaco jack
almaco jack
tan brain coral
tan brain coral