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Close encounters of the Green kind (and other recent photos)

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by cozcharlie, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Apparently both he and the eel were used to it. He didn't feed it.
     
  2. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    He had to try for a first time to know. I make it a point to not touch the wildlife especially ones with big sharp teeth (insert monty python rabbit here)
     
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  3. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Five is right out! :D
     
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  4. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Such behavior is fairly common among Green Morays around Roatan where DMs often feed them. I had to push one away with my strobe.

    Thanks for the temperature updates.
     
  5. ColoDale

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    It is the same eel. I compared the photo here and the ones from June 2020. Same marks on face and is slender. It was chasing one diver in our group, in circles. I've seen this one on Cedral pass several times this year and it's a chaser but not angry. In June, we had no lionfish - nothing to smell. It may come out if someone gets close with a camera. I can't say that no one has been feeding it which could explain it as conditioned behavior or it's just a more aggressive green moray. Almost all others I've seen this year are more docile. I have had more experiences with aggressive (and frankly just PO'd) brown spotted eels over the years
     

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