Snorkeling was OK in a few places, not so great in others. Here are some of the pictures that I got from the Caribbean Reefs.

Pictures of birds in Caribbean and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in the Caribbean
Caribbean Bird Page
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Reef Life in the Caribbean

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Sponge. (658k)
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Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis). (505k)
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Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis). (602k)
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Huge tube shaped sponge. It was about 40 cm (16") in diameter. (446k)
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Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.) and Soft Coral. (589k)
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Long-spined Sea Urchins (Diadema antillarum, french: Oursin-diadème des Antilles). (676k)
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West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus, french: Oursin blanc). (688k)
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West Indian Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus, german: Genetzter Kissenstern). (714k)
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Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus, german: Weihnachtsbaumwurm, french: Spirobranche-arbre de Noël). (782k)
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Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus, german: Weihnachtsbaumwurm, french: Spirobranche-arbre de Noël). (637k)
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Sea Worm. (567k)
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Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata, german: Elchgeweihkoralle, french: Corail Corne d’élan). (619k)
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Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.). (682k)
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Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen). (570k)
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Queen Conch shell (Lobatus gigas, german: Große Fechterschnecke, french: Lambi). (852k)
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School of Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus, french: Comète maquereau). (698k)
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Four-eyed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus, german: Vieraugen-Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à quatre yeux). (485k)
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Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus bahianus, german: Ozean-Doktorfisch). (538k)
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Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus). (740k)
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Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum, french: Girelle à tête bleue). (582k)
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Juvenile Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus, german: Spanischer Schweinslippfisch, french: Pourceau espagnol). (745k)
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Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus, german: Spanischer Schweinslippfisch, french: Pourceau espagnol). (445k)
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Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter, german: Perlen-Kofferfisch, french: Poisson-coffre à points blancs). (788k)
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Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula, french: Poisson-perroquet royal). (810k)
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Whitespotted Filefish, orange phase (Cantherhines macrocerus, german: Weißflecken-Feilenfisch). (632k)
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Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride), initial phase. (664k)
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Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus). (566k)
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Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis, german: Gemeiner Husar, french: Écureuil de la mer des Caraïbes). (626k)
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Threespot Damselfish (Stegastes planifrons). (770k)
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Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus, german: Gestreifter Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à bandes noires). (687k)
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Yellowhead Wrasse (Halichoeres garnoti, french: Girelle à tête jaune). (771k)
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Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis, german: Gestreifter Sergeant), vertical stripes, and French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune), bottom. (967k)
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French Grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune), yellowish, and Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis, german: Gemeiner Husar, french: Écureuil de la mer des Caraïbes), reddish. (542k)
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French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune). (594k)
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Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (721k)
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Bluespotted Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii, german: Glatter Flötenfisch, french: Poisson-flûte). (689k)
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Bluespotted Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii, german: Glatter Flötenfisch, french: Poisson-flûte), hiding next to a coral. (588k)
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Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius). (1056k)
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Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus). (309k)
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Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus, german: Amerikanischer Stechrochen, french: Raie pastenague américaine). (410k)
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle in the Tobago Cays (Eretmochelys imbricata, german: Echte Karettschildkröte, french: Tortue imbriquée). (709k)

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