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Bonaire – Always Something New

Bonaire – Always Something New

Forty-two years now I have been going to Bonaire—an arid mountain tip of a southern Caribbean island with the best shore diving on the planet. The rocky 25-mile stretch of her protected western coastline grants us the rare freedom to access marine life on our own terms. And best yet, even after 30 extended visits spanning four decades Anna and I are only beginning to scratch the surface of what the island’s waters have to … Read entire article »

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A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

Shortly before our annual September stay in Bonaire, Anna and I receive an e-mail invitation to go night diving just outside the Lac Cai cut with a gentleman named Bas Tol. As it turns out Bas is part of a small group of dive guides, known as BASdiving, that specialize in taking small groups to unique dive sites around the island. In our case, Tol wanted to show off a set of unique night creatures … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Bonaire, Coral Spawning, Fish Spawning

A new generation of coral and schools of fish greet us in the Florida Keys.

A new generation of coral and schools of fish greet us in the Florida Keys.

August 26, 2010 – Ned and I arrive in the Florida Keys for the REEF Key Largo Field Survey and Coral Conservation trip. Our first stop is a visit to Stephen Frink’s studio to present him with a press copy of Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific. The book has kept us all extraordinarily busy all summer, not to mention the five years plus required to capture the 2000 images. It was so exciting to finally receive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Coral Spawning, Florida Diving, Florida Keys