The amazing Yellowhead Jawfish.

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The jawfish are masters of architecture. They use their large mouths to scoop sand from the seabed and then spit it out to one side. They continue to dig until they have created a vertical tunnel with a chamber at its end. The jawfish…   Continue reading →

Yellowhead Jawfish with eggs.

Lionfish invading the Caribbean.

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Lionfish in the Atlantic are termed invasive species: a non-native organism that has intruded into an area and may have serious detrimental effects on native organisms, the local economy and human health. Continue reading →

Lionfish.

The hardest fish to find on Roatan Reefs

In all these years diving in the waters of Roatan I only had three chances to see a Frog Fish, none of them I’ve found for merely coincidence, with an  exception of the Sargassumfish, the coordinates have helped me reach … Continue reading 

Found at West End Wall dive site 15 feet.

Found at West End Wall dive site 15 feet.

 

Hammerhead Shark encounter!

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It looked like another beautiful  drift dive at Pablo´s Place,  until an unexpected sighting happened… a Hammerhead Shark!!! It was at 40 feet, I came towards me, maybe 20 feet far from where I was, I thought of pulling my camera right away but  when I did he turned and left, still I am very pleased, cause is my second time face to face encounter (literally) with this magnificent creature.

Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey. Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual range than most other sharks.

The great hammerhead is the largest of the nine identified species of this shark. It can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length and weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg), although smaller sizes are more common.

Found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide, far offshore and near shorelines, hammerheads are often seen in mass summer migrations seeking cooler water. They are gray-brown to olive-green on top with off-white undersides, and they have heavily serrated, triangular teeth. Their extra-tall, pointed dorsal fins are easily identifiable.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Butcher´s Bank 40 feet.

Butcher´s Bank 40 feet.