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Spring, Summer and Fall Beneath the Blue Heron Bridge

Spring, Summer and Fall Beneath the Blue Heron Bridge

A three and a half hour drive south on I-95 from our home in Jacksonville, Florida takes us to the Blue Heron Bridge—what we consider the critter hunting site in the Western Hemisphere. The bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway connecting the mainland with an endless strip of luxury condos lining Singer Island, located just south of West Palm Beach. The shallow sand and shell-rubble bottom spilling out from Phil Foster Park beneath the bridge, attracts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blue Heron Bridge, Fish Spawning, Florida Diving

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

Coral Spawning, Sponge Spawning and Fish Spawning… A night diving bonanza in Bonaire.

Coral Spawning, Sponge Spawning and Fish Spawning… A night diving bonanza in Bonaire.

Sept 7-12, 2009, Bonaire It is night diving time here on Bonaire as everyone eagerly anticipates the wondrous happenings of coral spawning week. There are few places in the world better for accessing the annual event than along the island’s calm western coast where shore diving offers unfettered access to the reef. Although 7 pm to midnight during the 6th through 8th nights following the full moons of September and October are your best bets … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bonaire, Coral Spawning, Fish Spawning