100 feet down…

Mesmerizing

…calm blue and fish for days.

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And still more fish…

A ribbon of them...

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Old joke: How do lionfish mate?

Lionfish interrupted

Very carefully.

The logistics seem difficult with all those spines… but I might have disturbed a tender moment between two poisonous, beautiful fish.

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Pull up to Jackson’s bar

How many different species do you see?

A riot of life surrounding a barrel sponge

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What oceans look like when we don’t take all the fish…

Abundance for the time being...

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Tucked away, waiting for dark

Shy

What I presume is another type of feather star, hiding away until dark when it will unfold and feed.

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Back to the ocean

Like a clenched fist

This is some sort of feather star, brought to us from Jackson’s Bar off near Havelock Island in the Andamans. I’ve been obsessing about diving lately as my next trip will be focused entirely on breathing compressed air and marine conservation research in a central American country this March.

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Dark in deep places

A lot of light already gets filter out when you’re 30 meters below the ocean’s surface. Overhangs, gorges and swim-throughs make things all the more eery when sunlight seems so far away.

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