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  Creatures of Turks and Caicos - Diving - December 2009
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On this page are, for the most part, things that swim

Trumpetfish 'shadowing' a Grouper

Blacktip Sharks - Click here to see the video for lots more sharks


Nassau Grouper posing for a head shot.


Barracuda in field of Conger Eels (Garden Eels)

Queen Trigger fish

Barracuda hanging out near the back of the boat

Coney and Jessica

Can you see the eyes on this conch?

A Swimming Crinoid. I would see these usually with a smaller brittle star nearby.

I'm not quite sure what the eyes looking backward is about. Maybe there was a shark nearby.

Nassau Grouper and Jessica

PhotoShopped version

 "Fish out of Water"

This is the same grouper as above, but it is in it's "clean me please" posture.


Spiny Lobster

Nurse Shark

Southern Stingray

Blacktip Reef Shark

 Click here to see a description of the difference between Hawksbill & Green Turtles

Hawksbill Turtle eating a Sponge
Click here to see it eating close up near 6 minutes into the video

* Worldwide hawksbill turtle population had declined by 80% in the three most recent generations (1996).

Another link for identifying a Turtle

(all pictures and videos on this trip taken with Canon G9, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS125 & DS51 strobes and Inon wet lenses.)

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