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Black durgons?...

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by parachute, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. parachute

    parachute Nassau Grouper

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    I didn’t see a single black durgon during a recently completed 2-week visit. [Insert Black Durgon Inn joke here].
    I did see a few of its cousins, ocean trigger fish. But zero black durgons.

    They were plentiful in past trips, though I recall seeing less of them during the last few years.

    Have any of you seen any recently in Bonaire waters?
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, seen on almost every dive. Oct 12-26.
     
  3. woodcarver

    woodcarver Manta Ray

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    If Aug/Sept counts as recently, yes. Most dives....
     
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  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We saw them literally all the time during out visit Sept 29-Oct 10, as usual
     
  5. Raphus

    Raphus Angel Fish

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    Sept. Saw them on every dive.
     
  6. woodcarver

    woodcarver Manta Ray

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    Should have asked before-you did visit the reef around the island, not just the island itself, right?
     
  7. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Wonder if you happened to hit on some breeding time and they were off somewhere, maybe in deeper water or the windward side of the island, breeding. I was in Coz last week and saw a bunch of them.
     
  8. woodcarver

    woodcarver Manta Ray

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    There you go, that was the problem. They swam up to Cozumel...
     
  9. DiveFans

    DiveFans Angel Fish

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    We’re here now and have seen numerous Black Durgons, at Klein Bonaire and at Shore Dive sites.
     
  10. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'll be there in a few weeks...how are the temps looking?
     

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