Coral Reefs by Logan

We have done some snorkeling along coral reefs.  When we snorkel, the thing we always see is a Sergeant Major fish.  The first picture is of a Sargeant Major.  We also see lots of stingrays, Spotted Eagle Rays, angelfish, tons of Parrot Fish and sea turtles.  One of the things I haven’t seen but I want to see is a green moral eel and a seahorse.  A little while ago snorkeling, we found a pirate coin buried in sand.  It is really cool, it has lots of engravings on it.

Sergeant Majors

Sergeant Majors

Some of the coral reefs are dying from bleaching.  Bleaching is when the water gets warmer every year and coral starts to turn solid white.

We have snorkeled plane wrecks and ship wrecks as well.  A picture of the shark is by a shipwreck.

Plane Wreck

Plane Wreck

Shark

Shark

Here are some of the pictures of the reef fish.

Reef fish

Reef fish

Angle Fish

Angle Fish

Lobster

Lobster

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Here is a video of a Spotted Eagle Ray.  You can’t see its spots in the video but it is black with white spots all over.  You have to be careful with the rays because they have a barb at the end of their tail that could get you.  They are cool just to watch.

Enjoy!

Logan

 

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5 thoughts on “Coral Reefs by Logan

  1. Neat essay and pictures Logan. They remind me of how much fun I had snorkeling off Kauai and Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands. I wish you had been there to help identify fish for me. On the Kauai trip I snubaed. Snuba mixes snorkeling and scuba. It is like snorkeling except that you wear a scuba mouth piece attached to a tank on a raft with a hose down to the mouthpiece. You can’t dive very deep (about 10 feet) but you don’t have to surface to catch another breath and you don’t need certification. On Molokai I snorkeled several places. I’m glad you’re having a great time. It is really cold here today, 7 F.
    Hi to you Mom and Dad.

    Phil

  2. Great pics and video! I snorkelled a few times in Puerto Rico and loved it. We went snowmobiling today. Keep the adventures coming. I really enjoy reading all about what you are doing. Happy NewYear to all of you.

  3. cool pictures! Is there a way you could send me a picture of the pirate coin? Thanks for Skyping with us! It was nice to see you again! Talk to you soon, Max

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