Long Bay, Antigua   Vol. 1

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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foureye butterflyfish
foureye butterflyfish
banded arm brittle star
banded arm brittle star
sun anenome
sun anenome
blackbar soldierfish
blackbar soldierfish
blue tang   juvenile
blue tang juvenile
branched finger coral
branched finger coral
beaugregory
beaugregory
balao
balao
blade fire coral
blade fire coral
blushing star coral
blushing star coral
sun anenome close-up
sun anenome close-up
goldline blenny   (2)
goldline blenny (2)
banded butterflyfish juvenile
banded butterflyfish juvenile
batwing coral crab
batwing coral crab
beaugregory juvenile (2)
beaugregory juvenile (2)
a reef nearly dead
a reef nearly dead
anemone crab
anemone crab

lives in symbiotic relationship with the sun anenome

boring sponges
boring sponges
blue tang  intermediate phase
blue tang intermediate phase
a lovely scene
a lovely scene
boulder brain coral
boulder brain coral
great variety of sponges, tunicates, worms and more
great variety of sponges, tunicates, worms and more
brown chromis
brown chromis
great star coral
great star coral
anemone crab 12
anemone crab 12
blenny blending
blenny blending
green bubble weed
green bubble weed
giant anenome
giant anenome
a reef in peril
a reef in peril
ciliated squilla (2)
ciliated squilla (2)
coral encrusting sponge
coral encrusting sponge
herring
herring
colony of yellow sea rods
colony of yellow sea rods
milti-colored urchin
milti-colored urchin
lofty triplefin
lofty triplefin
butterfly above struggling reef
butterfly above struggling reef
anemone crab 11
anemone crab 11
elliptical star coral
elliptical star coral
large brittle star
large brittle star
geometric encrusting tunicates
geometric encrusting tunicates