I am presently in St Lucia with REEF, doing fish surveys on the coral reefs, which are not well documented. The last time St Lucia was surveyed was 2009. There are eighteen of us, so we’re doing our best to see what is living here. For those of you who think I am a total fish geek, think again! The REEF folks have amazing skill at identifying fish! I love learning, so I will be more of a fish geek than ever! Enjoy the photos!
Our dive boat, Miss Bertha!
Brown Chromis are EVERYWHERE, on every dive!
Beautiful, and large, feather duster
A new fish for me…a Longjaw Squirrelfish
A beautiful Scrawled Filefish
A Blackbar Soldierfish!
Beautiful sponges in St Lucia
Pretty scrawled file
There are so many trumpetfish!
The hunt is on for this team: Goldentail eel and a Coney.
They blend so well
Sadly, there are huge lionfish on every site. They are invasive in the Caribbean.
Gorgeous, feathery Crinoids
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