Spotted Moray Eel

by | Mar 14, 2016 | Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Good morning all, how many of you remember the coral bleaching photos I sent out to you years ago, back when the reef was dying from warm seas?? Well yesterday I went out to find some of those old colonies I had photographed and re-shot them to show how they are doing now, wait till you see the difference, some are doing well while others are dead. While out exploring I ran into Mr. Grumpy (above) who is one of our resident five foot long Spotted Moray eels. These are by far the most aggressive of all our eels. They will take lionfish that we have caught and eat them one after another, they will follow divers and bite if they get to close and don’t seem to mind being out hunting during the day. Of all the eels we have on the reef, this one I have the most respect for and it’s easy to see why the locals are so scared of these animals.



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