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yellow moray with black spots in Bonaire

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Gnomecatcher, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Gnomecatcher

    Gnomecatcher Garibaldi

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    Found this guy yesterday!

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    We were diving off of Bari Reef in Bonaire. Any idea what kind? Google reveals nothing, every search for "yellow moray with black spots" yields only morays with roundish spots with soft edges.
     
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  2. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Looked in Humann & DeLoach. I believe it's a chain moray.
     
  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Agreed. Its a chain moray. One of the more elusive eels, At least in my experience. I saw one at Bari (North) during a night dive a few weeks ago. I believe they are mainly nocturnal.
     
  5. hotelconucc93

    hotelconucc93 Angel Fish

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    Pretty I don't care what it's called.
     
  6. Doctorfish

    Doctorfish Loggerhead Turtle

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    Nice shots. Chain Moray for sure.
     
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    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

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  8. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

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    If you want to see these guys in Bonaire, you don't need to dive to do it. Go to Eden Beach Resort. If you wish, eat supper at the Spice Club restaurant if you need an excuse to go. Take your dive lights; one of the LED models that doesn't overheat when used on land, perhaps. At the water's edge down near the pier, there's a large flat rock shelf that water washed over when the waves come in.

    Walk along the edge of these flat rocks, looking at the shoreward ledges where water is about 2 or 3 inches deep, with waves washing over & then water receding. Chain morays crawl along here hunting at night. You don't need to dive to see them. 2 Or 3 inches of water will do it. A buddy showed them to me, and it's pretty neat.

    Richard.
     
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