Tag Archives: Bonaire

Fish of the Day – Moray Eels

The are a number of types of moray eels in the Caribbean. On this trip we have seen one huge Green Moray (sorry, no photo) and a few Spotted Moray. They like to hide in holes during the day with … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Peacock Flounder

The flounder is the fish that evolution has left behind. One look at it laying in the sand or on a coral head, with its eyes on top of its body, and you would agree with me. An odd looking … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Trunkfish

This little fish is seen everywhere on the reef here in Bonaire, shallow water, deep water, around hard coral and soft coral. They come in many colour variations, whitish, brownish, yellowish, blackish, but they all have lots of spots and … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Foureye Butterfly Fish

The Foureye Butterfly Fish have a black spot, surrounded by white, on their tail to mimic an eye. This confuses a predator as it would think the Foureye will flee in one direction, but in fact, flees in the opposite … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Red Lipped Blenny

Blennies are one of my favourite fish. They are hard to find and very skittish, which makes it very hard to get a good photo. The Red Lipped Blenny is in residence in this part of the Caribbean. They are … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Yellowline Arrow Crab

These crabs are very spider like, with their long legs, triangular shaped bodies and purple highlights. During the day they hide in tube sponges, under corals and inside anemones. They come out a night to forage for food.

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Fish of the Day – Stoplight Parrotfish

Stoplight parrotfish are one of those fish that we identified with when we first started scuba diving. The males are a brilliant green colour with yellow and pink accents. They munch away with strong beak like jaws on algae on … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Christmas Tree Worm

Latin is so interesting……the Latin name for the Christmas Tree Worm is Spirobranchus Giganteus. Spirobranchus is so fitting for these little guys. Look at the cool spirals on this fellow! These worms are found on hard corals and have a … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – French Angelfish

The French Angel is one of our favourite fishes. It looks stunning, with its yellow highlights. Not as flashy as the Queen Angel, but more of a classic look. They can be as big as a dinner plate or larger … Continue reading

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Utopia it is not

Bonaire, the sleepy little dive island is changing. It has only been a couple of years since we were here last and the change is very visible and is happening very rapidly. There is new construction everywhere. Seems like the … Continue reading

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