Female lobsters are smaller than males and their tails are longer than their torsos. Male lobsters have a large body and very long legs with a smaller tail.
SPOTTED DRUMFISH AND A NURSE SHARK
‘It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!’ – Mister Rogers
A Spotted Drum fish and a Nurse shark in Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
These suckers attach themselves to anything that is large and moving.
Sharks, rays, turtles, whales, boats, and sometimes divers will do!
They hitch along for the ride and eat their hosts’ leftovers while munching on the occasional squid and plankton.
They certainly use … but they don’t abuse!
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Most fish have a swimming bladder which is an organ filled with gas that helps them control their buoyancy.
Remoras don’t have this which is probably why they need some support while traveling in the open ocean 🌊
Not much is actually known about how long remora live or how far they can travel on their hosts.
〰️ If you find a remora attached to your tank or your body, carefully remove it if it doesn’t detach by itself.
Pulling on it usually won’t do the trick as easily as running your finger under the tip of its mouth and then down towards its belly, releasing the suction.
Sea Cucumber! 🌊🥒
Sea Cucumbers are relatives of starfish⭐️, sand dollars, and urchins
They breathe through their bum! … maybe this is what we are witnessing in the video
💫Sea Cucumber waste helps spread nutrients, making them a vital part of the ocean ecosystem
They are usually very still in the daytime because they are nocturnal. It was interesting to see this one moving around so much!✨
🐟 Ballyhoo !
🌊 You will see these halfbeaks usually in groups, racing near the surface of the water.
🐟 Halfbeaks are named after their elongate jaws, the lower of which is usually significantly longer than the upper one.
🌊They are fast and silver! Sometimes you don’t even realize they are right in front of you.
🐟Ballyhoo fish are pelagic fish! They live in the pelagic zone of the ocean which means being neither close to the bottom nor near the shore. 🐠
👀Keep your eyes peeled for these guys when you’re out snorkeling and when you see them say ‘Ballyhoo!’😄
🐠 Gray Angelfish live 5 -10 years and can grow up to 2 feet long!
🐠 As adults, they are usually solitary and territorial, though you will often see them traveling in pairs or as a family. The fry (baby angelfish) stays with the parents until they are grown.
🐠 Sponges, seagrass, and coral are their favorite snacks. They are always munching away at the reef!
🐛 POLYCHAETE (Bristle Worms)
🌋They have survived 5 mass extinctions. Even one that wiped out about 96% of ocean life!
⚡️There are over 10,000 species and they’re found in all depths, shapes, sizes, and colors.
🔥One species, called the Pompeii Worm, is one of the most heat-resistant animals in the world. They live snuggled up to thermal vents that reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit!
🦋 BUTTERFLYFISH 🐠
These beauties are found all around the world in different depths, shapes, and sizes!
They feed on hard corals so you know the reef is doing well when you see a lot of them!.
When you notice there aren’t any butterflyfishes swimming around, it could be a sign of larger problems for the reef.
Did you know that Butterflyfish mate for life? If you see one, then look around for another!
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DIVERS AND THE PLANET
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HAND SIGNALS: SHARK
🦈 When you see a diver put their hand on top of their head mimicking a fin, keep your eyes peeled for a shark!
🦈 This nurse shark said a quick hello as it lazily swam around the reef.
👌 The buddy system is a crucial safety net for scuba divers
👀 4 eyes are better than 2! Good buddies check each other’s gear before and during a dive
🌊 Buddies stick together no matter what. If one has to leave the dive, they both leave the dive. This ensures both divers get home safely.
🐠 A good dive buddy is a friend for life. Someone you can rely on and share incredible memories with.
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