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Pics of the tough-to-spot, tough to find and the rare.

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by deepsea21, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. bqualls

    bqualls Regular of the Pub

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    9FACE90D-F77A-4202-AD27-06E6B6078474.jpeg Just another dive at Lembeh
     
  2. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Angel Fish

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    We have them here in SWFL and they are everywhere, some of them as big as a 2 door civic it would seem when looking at them underwater. Up to 800 pounds in some cases. They love to stack up with a few others I usually have seen 3-6 in a group.

    The funniest thing about them is they bark at you like a dog sometimes when you come into their dining room :) They will even flair their fins and gills if they are really irritated.

    Great pic.
     
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  3. Mr. Nice Guy

    Mr. Nice Guy REEF Volunteer

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  4. kmarks

    kmarks Photographer

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    I'm not sure if these are considered tough to find, hard to spot, or rare, but this is only the second juvenile spotted drumfish I've ever seen in Cozumel (or anywhere).
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Let me know if you need help.....
     
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  6. kmarks

    kmarks Photographer

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    I went flying past one on Cedral Shallows today. I got an absolutely terrible picture of it, so I won't post it. I'm going to blame the current, which could be described as brisk today.
     
  7. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    What’s the first clue?
     
  8. Charred

    Charred Nassau Grouper

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    If you ever go to Bonaire, you will see multiple drumfish on each dive and often small groups of them. Big ones and tiny tiny ones and every size in between.

    If you night dive, they free swim! They must be nocturnal hunters.
     
  9. kmarks

    kmarks Photographer

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    It took me a minute. Just above dead center in the pic is its tail fin and there is an eye just to the right of center. The DM pointed one out to me on Saturday morning and it still took a few seconds to see it with him pointing right at it. Good thing they are venomous...
     
  10. kmarks

    kmarks Photographer

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    This one was on a night dive, actually. The next day, having forgotten to charge/swap my camera battery over night, the battery died completely right when I saw one. I saw a flamingo tongue snail on a bit of coral and tried to drop down to coax one more shot out of the battery and then noticed the spotted drum right below it. The camera just turned on and said "CHARGE BATTERY!" and turned right back off.
     

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