Wednesday 28 February 2018

Loved up lobsters

Yesterday we woke up to a layer of snow so after taking a few photos from the balcony I went for a walk along the seafront. The snow had almost disappeared by the afternoon.

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Marine life of the Galápagos

King Angelfish juvenile, Holacanthus passer
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This is the second of my Galápagos blogs and shows the marine life I encountered in 2008. The land fauna was featured here: Creatures of the Galápagos
Barberfish, Johnrandallia nigrirostris

Black Coral species

Blood Red Frogfish, Antennatus sanguineus

Blue Sea Star, Phataria unifascialis

Blue Sea Star
Blue Sea Star

Bravo Clinid, Labrisomus dendriticus

Bravo Clinid

Bravo Clinid

Cardinalfish, Apogon species

Chocolate Chip Sea Star, Nidorellia armata

Christmas Tree Worms, Spirobranchus giganteus

Fine-spotted Moray Eel, Gymnothorax dovii

Galapagos Slipper Lobster, Scyllarides astori

Galápagos Sea Lion, Zalophus wollebaeki

Guineafowl Pufferfish, Arothron meleagris

Guineafowl Pufferfish, Arothron meleagris

Guineafowl Pufferfish, Arothron meleagris

Horse Conch, Fasciolaria princeps

King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer

King Angelfish

Longnose Hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus

Longnose Hawkfish

Marbled Ray, Taeniura meyeri

Mexican Anemone, Anthopleura dowii aka Bunodactis mexicana

Mexican Hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia

Needle Sea Urchin, Diadema mexicanum

nudibranch, Tambja mullineri

Octopus, Octopus oculifer

Orange Cup Coral,Tubastraea coccinea

Pacific Creolefish, Paranthias colonus

Panamic Cushion Sea Star, Pentaceraster cummingi

Panamic Cushion Sea Star

Panamic Fanged Blenny, Ophioblennius steindachneri

Spotted Eagle Rays, Aetobatus narinari

Spotted Eagle Ray

Spotted Scorpionfish, Scorpaena plumieri mystes

Stingray, Dasyatis species

Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Whitetip Reef Sharks, Triaenodon obesus

Yellow-tailed Surgeonfish, Prionurus laticlavius

Yellowtail Grunt, Anisotremus interruptus