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

lives in symbiotic relationship with the sun anenome

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