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Fairy Shrimp

Fairy Shrimp

I have not seen fairy shrimp in Bermuda for many years now. The environment has changed and their specialized niche has shrunk. These candy coloured critters mate for life. If you put a third one in a tank containing two, there will either be a battle to decide a...
Sea Hare

Sea Hare

Sea hares are grouped in the Mollusk phylum, along with barnacles, clams and squid. Like squid and octopus they can squirt out ink. Like most snails they are hermaphrodites. They have functional male and female parts once they reach sexual maturity. No they...
Franklin the goldentailed moray eel

Franklin the goldentailed moray eel

  For nine years Franklin was my favorite friend as his presence gave exceptional value to the undersea experience. Unlike other eels he would come out with confidence and I would guide him from hand to hand to the food jar at the end of the line. Folks would want to...
Minute Blenny

Minute Blenny

One of the few shots I have of increasingly rare trumpet fish. They hover upright, pretending to be a strand of gorgonian soft coral, and snapping to the side to slurp up a small, unsuspecting tomtate, or baby parrot fish. If you are seen to react to their presence,...
Lizard Fish

Lizard Fish

Lizard fish are similar to sand divers. At first they look cool, but in reality they are fearsome with dozens of razor sharp teeth. They only eat live fish. You can not feed them or make friends with them. If you scatter food in front of them they will just wait for...
Leopard Flatworm

Leopard Flatworm

Its Latin name is Polycladida pardalis, and it belongs to the phylum, Platyhelminthes. It is easier to call it a leopard flatworm and it looks awesome. It is hermaphroditic and can live up to a year.