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Sharptail Eel sex?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by giffenk, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
    We saw some odd behaviour the other night in Bonaire. We often see a solitary sharptail eel out hunting at night. But we have never seen a bunch of them all piled together. I counted 10 in one of my pics.

    So what ARE they doing?

    They do not have booze or drugs or rock & roll, so my divebuddy says this is either about food or sex. We did not see any of them eating anything...so this must be some sort of mating behaviour?

    Any ideas?

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  2. vincent54

    vincent54 Solo Diver

    Awesome picture!!!!
  3. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
    Maybe it is something in the water since last night we saw a group of trumpet fish hanging together. We often see 2 or maybe 3 hanging vertically in rope sponge, but this was about 8. This pic is not that good (my strobes disturbed them a bit), but illustrates what we saw...
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  4. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    Their unionizing.

    Both awesome pictures, thanks!
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  5. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharptailed eel.

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