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The Tasselled Wobbegong Shark

The Tasselled Wobbegong Shark belongs to a group of 12 species of sharks known as carpet sharks. This little known but widely distributed shark is a native inhabitant of the coral reefs off the coast of northern Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. Read more

March 15, 2018 |

Green Sea Turtle

The green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species. Green turtles are in fact named for the greenish color of their cartilage and fat, not their shells. Read more

February 26, 2018 |

Green Moray Eel

Some may find moray eels look frightening, but they have always looked a bit goofy to me! With tiny, bulbous eyes and flapping mouths, they remind me more of dopey canines  Is scuba diving with moray eels dangerous? No! Moray eels are fascinating and harmless to scuba divers unless threatened. Read more

February 15, 2018 |

Queen Angelfish

The Queen AngelfishHolocanthus ciliaris, is one of the most regal and majestic angelfish out there. Its name is derived from the blue ‘crown’ located at the Queen Angel’s nape coupled with its captivating colors and patterns.  The Queen Angelfish has an absolutely striking color profile with a vibrant yellow background and fluorescent violet accents
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February 10, 2018 |

Tiger Shark

Did you know? The tiger shark’s reputation as an indiscriminate eater that will swallow anything it finds, including garbage, has earned it the nickname “wastebasket of the sea”.

It gets its name due to the stripes found on it that resemble those on a tiger. Each one of the tiger sharks will have stripes that are different in color, design, and size found mainly on juveniles. As these sharks mature, the lines begin to fade and almost disappear. You will also notice that their dorsal fins are very close to the tail. Read more

January 16, 2018 |

Big Bellied Seahorse

I’m Jealous of the Big-bellied Seahorse: The enlarged belly of the males is one of their most distinctive features, which they wear puffed-out like a badge of honor – the bigger the pouch, the more attractive he is to a prospective mate.

It’s like being in a fairy tale world when you watch Big-bellied Seahorses gracefully floating through the water, with their big bellies proudly thrust forward and curly tails intertwining with rocks and seaweed. Read more

January 12, 2018 |

Banded Sea Kraits

The venomous banded sea krait has impressive adaptions for life on land and at sea.  Sea snakes evolved not from fish but from terrestrial snakes that elected to re-enter the ocean.  While true sea snakes eventually gave up living on land altogether, Laticauda colubrina still spends a good deal of its time out of the water, up to 50% according to some estimates. Read more

January 11, 2018 |

Christmas Tree Worm – We wish You a Happy Holiday Season

For those who celebrate Christmas, tree decorating comes once a year, but in the world’s tropical seas, ’tis always the season! Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) are a type of polychaete a group of segmented worms that contains over 13,000 Species  And just like their cousins the sea Mice   and feather dusters unassuming invertebrates put on quite the eye -catching display.
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December 11, 2017 |
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