Long Bay, Antigua   Vol. 2

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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beautiful forest of corals and grasses
beautiful forest of corals and grasses
foureye  butterflyfish
foureye butterflyfish
yellow jack
yellow jack
green clinging crabs
green clinging crabs
anemone crab 6
anemone crab 6
goldline blenny
goldline blenny
rock borin urchin
rock borin urchin
banded butterflyfish  transitioning juvenile
banded butterflyfish transitioning juvenile
pretty purple sea rods
pretty purple sea rods
squirrelfish (2)
squirrelfish (2)
great star coral
great star coral
social feather duster
social feather duster
green clinging crab
green clinging crab
spiny sea fan (2)
spiny sea fan (2)
large star coral
large star coral
banded brittle star
banded brittle star
staghorn coral  young colony
staghorn coral young colony
rosy blenny  pale variation
rosy blenny pale variation
peacock flounder
peacock flounder
unknown
unknown
beaugregory juvenile
beaugregory juvenile
warty corallimorph
warty corallimorph
sharknose goby
sharknose goby
anemone crab 7
anemone crab 7
silversides (2)
silversides (2)
french grunts
french grunts
orangeclaw hermit
orangeclaw hermit
unknown blenny (2)
unknown blenny (2)
bristle ball brush
bristle ball brush
slippery rick transitional phase
slippery rick transitional phase
ciliated squilla
ciliated squilla
seen closer
seen closer
sun anenomes
sun anenomes
blunt-spined brittle star
blunt-spined brittle star
small young conch
small young conch
saucer leaf alga
saucer leaf alga
a reef nearly dead 3
a reef nearly dead 3
brain coral pattern
brain coral pattern
yellowfin majorra
yellowfin majorra
benny blending in
benny blending in