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