Reefs and reef creatures in the Florida Keys
and on Andros Island and San Salvador Island, Bahamas
All photos by James Stuby

Coconut Grove Patch Reef, Andros Island, Bahamas
June 13,1999
Banded Butterfly fish (Chaetodon striatus), and Knobby Star Coral (Montastrea annularis)
Two reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
A stand of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near the water's surface

Hen & Chickens Reef, Florida Keys
June 16, 1999
Knobby star coral (Montastrea annularis)
Sargeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis)
Knobby Star Coral (Montastrea annularis), Chub (Kyphosus sp.), and Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus)
Porkfish (Anisotremus virginicus) and corals
Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus)

Molasses Reef, Florida Keys
June 17, 1999
Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)
Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)
Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)
Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) and Bluestripe Grunts (Haemulon sciurus)
Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) and Bluestripe Grunts (Haemulon sciurus)
Yellowtailed Snappers (Ocyurus chrysurus)
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus) and soft corals
Blue Parrotfish (Scarus coeruleus) and reef
School of Blue Tang (Acanthurus coerulatus)
Gorgonia sp. and Scrawled Filefish (Aluterus scriptus)
Grouper (Mycteroperca sp.) and Bluestripe Grunt
Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter) and Gorgonia sp.
Rock Beauty (Holocanthus tricolor)
Chris Horch (Homo sapiens)

Florida Bay, near Cotton Key
June 18, 1999
Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)

Graham's Harbour, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 20, 1999
A west indian sea egg (Tripneustes ventricosus) and a Callianassid shrimp mound
Four west indian sea eggs (Tripneustes ventricosus) in sparse seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) with Callianassid shrimp mounds
Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) and other fish at rocks close to beach
Spotted Goatfish (Pseudupeneus maculatus) and Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus) at rocks close to beach
Spiny Starfish (Oreaster reticulatus)
Spiny Starfish (Oreaster reticulatus) with small octopus (Octopus sp.)

French Bay Reef, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 21, 1999
Mostly dead coral heads (Montastrea sp.?)
A soft coral (Plexaura sp.) and a hard coral (Porites astreoides)
Soft coral (Pseudoplexaura sp.?) growing out of dead hard coral

French Bay Lagoon, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 21, 1999
Calcareous Red Algae (Goniolithon) and Finger coral (Porites porites) growing on shallow patch reef
Squirrelfish (Holocentrus sp.) and hermit crab in shell of Queen Conch on patch reef
Small colony of Finger coral (Porites porites)

Snapshot Reef, Fernandez Bay, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 22, 1999
Blue Chromis (Chromis cyanea)
Crinoid (Davidaster rubiginosa)
Knobby Star Coral (Montastrea annularis), a crinoid habitat
Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis)
Yellow Stingray (Urolophus jamaicensis) and Squirrelfish (Holocentrus sp.)
Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus)
Sponges, algae, corals, and a Feather Duster worm (Anamobaea sp.)

Rice Bay, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 24, 1999
Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) in seagrass (Thalassia testudinum)

Gaulin Reef, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 24, 1999
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) at reefcrest
under the reef
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata)
Lettuce coral (Agaricia sp.)
Knobby Star coral (Montastrea annularis), soft corals, brown algae (Padina jamaicensis), and a juvenile Bluehead (Thalassoma bifasciatum)
June, 2000
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata)
Brain coral (Diploria strigosa)
two small corals (Favia fragum) and a large soft coral (Plexaurella sp.?)
Knobby Star coral (Montastrea annularis)
Pillar coral (Dendrogyra sp.)

Bamboo Point, San Salvador, Bahamas
June 26, 1999
Helmet Conch (Cassis flammea) feeding on algal mat in sand

Pigeon Creek Lagoon (tidal inlet), San Salvador, Bahamas
June, 2000
Spiny Starfish (Oreaster reticulatus) and Danielle Foye (Homo sapiens) on the tidal delta of the inlet.
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