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Pez Leon eating turtle

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by gopbroek, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    Be advised there is an adult green that is very persistant at grabbing Lion Fish off a spear. I think it's the one that was over at Akumel and documented a few years back. It is not shy and was pestering the various divers near Columbia yesterday. I had my lunch, 3 medium pez leons, spines already trimmed, on the spear when I got mugged from above and behind, no shyness involved. At first I thought how cool until I realized how powerful he/she was. It sat on the sand and crunched through my fish like there was no tomorrow. A medium sized mutton snapper went in and tried to get a head and with the flick of a fin, knocked it clean out of the way.
     
  2. Cozdreamer

    Cozdreamer Manta Ray

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    wow! what a view you had. sorry you lost your lunch.....
     
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  3. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

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    Sounds like the same one that was pestering everyone in August. Guy had to drop one from his stringer because the turtle would not give up. I have a clip of it biting my Gopro during one safety stop. On one dive a guy had his finger nipped by it. It investigated every diver during the safety stop.
     
  4. horn34

    horn34 Manta Ray

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    Yep, he's becoming a major pest. Hangs out at Columbia, nickname "Thumper".

    thumper.jpg
     
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  5. GameChanger

    GameChanger ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dove Columbia yesterday and we had a couple guys spearing Lion fish. Never saw the pesky turtle. I'll ask them tomorrow if they have seen this guy. Cool photo!
     
  6. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

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    Yep that is the same one. I have some close up video and the markings on it's throat are the same. upload_2019-3-12_18-38-14.png
     
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  7. k4kafka

    k4kafka Barracuda

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    Columbia is within the Marine Park, correct ?
     
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  8. RockyMountainRichard

    RockyMountainRichard Garibaldi

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    See what a missing hyphen can do, even under water? I read the title of this post, "Pez Leon eating turtle," and thought I'd find a picture of a lion fish eating a turtle.
     
  9. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes. Well within it.
     
  10. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    At Columbia February 25th...

     
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