Scuba Diving in Florida Keys
March 2008

These photos were taken in the Florida Keys on March 9 and 10, 2008.

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From the Wreck of the Benwood:

Bluestripe Grunts and Schoolmasters (Haemulon sciurus and Lutjanus apodus) along the hull of the wreck
Scrawled Filefish, Aluterus scriptus

Molasses Reef

Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata, with white spot disease
YouTube video of this specimen
Side and top view of a healthy Montastrea annularis nearby
Acropora palmata without white spot disease
Brain Coral, Diploria clivosa
Grooved Brain Coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis
Montastrea annularis
Two shots of a Permit, Trachinotus falcatus
A Sailors Choice (top) and a Spanish Grunt (Haemulon parra and H. macrostomum)
Trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus
Collage of a Whitespotted Filefish, Cantherhines macrocerus
Barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda
Dog Snapper, Lutjanus jocu
Ocean Surgeonfish (Doctorfish), Acanthurus bahianus
Two shots of a French Angelfish, Pomacanthus paru
Sergeant Majors (Abudefduf saxatilis),
Blue Chromis (Chromis cyanea),
Brown Chromis (Chromis multilineata),
and Chubs (Kyphosus sp.)

Pickles Reef

Spotted Trunkfish, Lactophrys bicaudalis
School of Chubs Kyphosus sp.
Yellow Stingray, Urolophus jamaicensis
YouTube video of this specimen
Stoplight Parrotfish, initial phase, Sparisoma viride
Stoplight Parrotfish, terminal phase, Sparisoma viride
Blue Tang, Acanthurus coeruleus
Tube Sponge, Agelas conifera

Snapper Ledge

Mostly Yellowtail Snappers, Ocyurus chrysurus
Grunts and Yellowtail Snappers (Haemulon sciurus and Ocyurus chrysurus)
Green Moray Eel, Gymnothorax funebris
Long-spined Urchin, gray variety, Diadema antillarum
YouTube video of this specimen
Tube Sponge, Agelas conifera
Barrel Sponge, Xetospongia muta
close-up of Brain Coral, Diploria strigosa
YouTube video of this specimen

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