Eventually the sea will reclaim it

Hey little buddy

Here a little fish hides in a rusting pipe, part of an unnamed wreck splayed beneath the bay of San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands. I did a very cold, shallow wreck dive there, mostly looking for a sea horse but also marveling at what remained of a giant freighter. (Note: This is not the remains of the oil tanker Jessica, which wrecked here in 2001.)

I’ve done a handful of wreck dives in my scuba career and I’m always fascinated by just how much nature will make itself at home once more on manmade environments. Not that our trash and debris should have been there in the first place, but sea life, grasses, fans and fish will generally find a way.

See below for more photos.

Swimming through debris

Rusty 'reef'

Cold water 'plant' life

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One Response to “Eventually the sea will reclaim it”

  1. Erin Says:
    January 2nd, 2011 at 5:28 am

    That first picture is amazing. I love the window effect. And his yellow eyes on a dark body. Looks like he’s in outer space.

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