Orange Longsnout Seahorse, Hippocampus reidi

Good morning readers, how is your week treating you?? We have a beautiful day on tap here, no wind, clear skies and calm waters, all we need is rain!  I have another beautiful little seahorse for you all today which is for sure the #1 creature on the “find list” for just about any diver in these waters. This pale-orange wonder was around three inches in length and was wrapped around a gorgonian eating little mysis one at at a time. Mysis are tiny little swimming shrimps that seem to be the food of choice for hundreds of baby fish and creatures and can be found everywhere on the reef in big schools but they are so small and see-thru one can hardly find them. If you were to sit and watch this seahorse it would move around quite a bit from one gorgonian arm to another in search of the perfect feeding spot and in the course of an hour could cover a wide area

Pink Longsnout Seahorse on a Gorgonian

Good morning from Curacao. I get a lot of mails asking for more seahorse photos so like a good little diver, here you go! This little pink beauty was found at a dive spot called “Small Wall” and to this day is still one of my favorite spots to explore. This is normally a boat dive but for those of you willing to throw a little caution to the wind it can be done from shore, here’s how you do it. Drive to Directors Bay, set up your tanks and walk down to the beach and remember not to leave anything of value in your car as it most likely won’t be there when you return. From the beach head south-east (on your backs at the surface) following the curvature of the reef wall from Directors bay.

Spotted Moray Eel

Good morning all, guess what, it’s raining!!! It started last night at around 6:30 and lightly rained on and off most of the night, we are dancing in the streets! As most of you know I have been hauling water out lately around the clock to water our baby agave plants and we still had days left of work to do but now they are all safe!  Yesterday we got our electricity turned back on but that took all day and at around 5:00 we hauled all our food and sleeping stuff back home from the Substation, talk about the little things we all take for granted. I got in one nice dive yesterday and once again the water was crystal clear. 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?

Longsnout Seahorse

ABOUT Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last ten years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest. General

Giant Green Moray Eel on the Superior Producer

Hey gang, here’s a monster Green Moray Eel that our friend Emma found yesterday on the Superior Producer. For those of you new to the blog the “Superior Producer” is a giant cargo ship that sunk in the 70’s  near the famous Mega Pier in around 120 feet of water and is now one of the top dive spots on the island. NEWER POST: