Scuba diving at 9-foot Stake Reef, June 30, 2010

Note: The Deepwater Horizon disaster was ongoing at the time of this visit to the Keys, and while we were there we had the feeling that what we were looking at could soon be destroyed or seriously damaged by the huge oil slick a few hundred miles to the west. Fortunately, this did not happen.

A hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) changes color from camouflage to white.
A southern stingray (Dasyatis americana)
A porkfish (Anisotremus virginicus)
A school of blue chromis (Chromis cyanea)
A general shot of the reef with a school of grunts



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