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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

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

A rare pipehorse trumped by a christmas tree worm spawning

A rare pipehorse trumped by a christmas tree worm spawning

April 6 – An overnight steam takes us to Pisang Island, a lone sentinel southeast of Halmahera. The impressive stands of giant hardwoods sheltering calling birds and edged by a white sand beach bode well for a shore excursion. The water here is as clear as any I’ve seen in years. Aggregations of orange and purple anthias fill the sea along the drop-off as far as the eye can see Eduardo Martinez and I drift along … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Indonesia, Liveaboard Diving Indonesia