Asta Reef, Barbados  Vol. 1

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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artichoke coral
artichoke coral
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unknown at 82'
unknown at 82'
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spotted drum
spotted drum
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honeycomb cowfish
honeycomb cowfish
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yellow tube sponge
yellow tube sponge
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deep-grooved brain coral
deep-grooved brain coral
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barred hamlet
barred hamlet
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purplemouth moray
purplemouth moray
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spiny flower coral
spiny flower coral
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ridged cactus coral
ridged cactus coral
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marvelous sponge
marvelous sponge
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symmetrical brain coral
symmetrical brain coral
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coney  dark phase with cymothoid isopods on each cheek
coney dark phase with cymothoid isopods on each cheek
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huge sponge in a city of coral
huge sponge in a city of coral
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coral with predators encroaching
coral with predators encroaching
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great star coral  green variation
great star coral green variation
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2015-01-01 caribbean 2 182
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 182
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brown chromis
brown chromis
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giant slit-pore sea rod
giant slit-pore sea rod
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yellowhead wrasse juvenile
yellowhead wrasse juvenile
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yellow tube sponges
yellow tube sponges
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ridged cactus coral
ridged cactus coral
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redband parrotfish  terminal phase
redband parrotfish terminal phase
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deep valleys
deep valleys
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branching tube sponge  lavender
branching tube sponge lavender
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blue chromis
blue chromis
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a pair of trumpets
a pair of trumpets
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2015-01-01 caribbean 2 176
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 176
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Unidentified Floating Object passing star coral colony
Unidentified Floating Object passing star coral colony
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great star coral  fluorescing orange   with blackbar soldierfish
great star coral fluorescing orange with blackbar soldierfish
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spectacular colony of sea rods
spectacular colony of sea rods
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maze coral
maze coral
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crz 16 2 052
crz 16 2 052
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broad giant barrel sponge
broad giant barrel sponge
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coney  bi-color dark phase
coney bi-color dark phase
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atlantic trumpetfish
atlantic trumpetfish
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2015-01-01 caribbean 2 183
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 183
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crz 16 2 355
crz 16 2 355
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caesar grunt juvenile
caesar grunt juvenile
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brown bowl sponge close
brown bowl sponge close
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