Posted by Merry on August 05, 2022 at 13:04:42:|
At Crystal Blue Resort, Managed by Mike Bartick, group leader Richard Salas
May - June, 2022
82 - 86 degrees
This is only a taste of the irresistible fish that I shot or more like it, attempted to shoot.
Paul and Mark kept the busy dive operation running like clockwork. Besides filling and analyzing tanks, they kept track of who was diving on which boat, helped with dive gear issues, and maintained a steady stream of tanks for the compressed air we used to blow water off our rigs.
Our happy group! Merry, Britta Siegers, our guide Johmer, Richard Salas, Audrey Garbacik and Phil.
Titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens
Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti
How cryptic is this pygmy seahorse?
Spiny seahorse, Hippocampus hystrix
Ornate ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus
Solor or striped boxfish, Ostracion solorensis
Paddleflap scorpionfish, Rhinopias aschmeyeri
Juvenile midnight snapper, Macolor macularis
Headband humbug, Dascyllus reticulatus
Threespot humbug, Dascyllus trimaculatus
Juvenile white damsel, Dischistodus perspicillatus
Pink eye goby, Bryaninops natans
Pink eye goby colony
Lemon goby, Lubricogobius exiguus
Whip goby, Bryaninops sp.
Regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus
Clark's anemonefish, Amphiprion clarkii
Groved razorfish, Centriscus scutanus
Slender sabertooth blenny composite, Aspidontus dussumieri
Shorthead fangblenny, Petroscirtes breviceps
Starry moray eel, Echidna nebulosa
Fiveline cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus
Juvenile fiveline cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus
Reticulated sand perch, Peripercis tetracantha
Redtooth triggerfish, Odonus niger
Highfin coralfish or highfin butterflyfish, Coradion altivelis
Scribbled puffer, Arothron mappa
Klein's butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii
Longnose butterflyfish, Forcipiger longirostris