Recent Trips

Indian Key, Florida 8/13/18

 

The very shallow waters and swift currents around this tiny island keep the waters clouded, but the very high water temps make it home to some interesting discoveries.

 

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measled cowrie 3
measled cowrie 3
unknown coral
unknown coral
Masquerader hairy blenny
Masquerader hairy blenny
young barrel sponge
young barrel sponge
green mermaid's wine glass
green mermaid's wine glass
delicate ivory coral
delicate ivory coral
spotted sea hare
spotted sea hare
porkfish with queen conch
porkfish with queen conch
slate pencil urchin
slate pencil urchin
orange spiny sea rods
orange spiny sea rods
gray snapper
gray snapper
brown zoanthids
brown zoanthids
zebra nerites
zebra nerites
strange unknown goby
strange unknown goby
green grape alga
green grape alga
night sergeant
night sergeant
black ball sponge
black ball sponge
sea whip
sea whip
yellow jack
yellow jack
unique star coral
unique star coral
knobby star coral
knobby star coral
tiny yellow stingray
tiny yellow stingray
sponges within a sponge
sponges within a sponge
rainbow parrotfish
rainbow parrotfish
upstart young sponges
upstart young sponges
striped snapping shrimp
striped snapping shrimp
red-ridged clinging crab
red-ridged clinging crab
scrawled cowfish
scrawled cowfish
queen conch
queen conch
porkfish
porkfish
split-crown feather duster
split-crown feather duster
measled cowrie 5
measled cowrie 5
super small unknown blenny
super small unknown blenny
silversides
silversides
smooth star coral
smooth star coral
solitary sea rods
solitary sea rods
schoolmaster juvenile
schoolmaster juvenile
porkfish juvenile
porkfish juvenile
measled cowrie 7
measled cowrie 7
medusa worm and encrusting sponge
medusa worm and encrusting sponge