UNDERWATER BAHAMAS: REEF GARDENS & DENIZENS (1)


Christmas Tree Worms ©Melinda Riger @ G B Scuba

UNDERWATER REEF GARDENS IN THE BAHAMAS (1)

Animal, vegetable or mineral? If you dive down and take a close look at a reef, you’ll soon find that it isn’t easy to tell what is what… That ‘plant’ is a magic worm;  this ‘creature’ is a tentacled plant…

ANEMONESAnemone ©Melinda Riger @ GB ScubaAnenome ©Melinda Riger @ G B ScubaAnenome (Giant) ©Melinda Riger @GBS

BASKET STARS

A species of ‘brittle star’ that, as the images suggest, like to ‘hang’ togetherBasket Star ©Melinda Riger @ GB ScubaBasket Star ©Melinda Riger @GBS

REEF MIX29801_478636495491078_987749415_n 299343_478636145491113_873966996_n 526981_465306386824089_928061136_n

CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS Spirobranchus giganteusChristmas Tree Worms ©Melinda Riger @ G B Scuba

               

Thanks to scuba photographer extraordinaire Melinda Riger of Grand Bahama Scuba; & wiki-minipics

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8 thoughts on “UNDERWATER BAHAMAS: REEF GARDENS & DENIZENS (1)

  1. Pingback: Watch out for Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) | The Balsamean

  2. Isn’t that something? It’s almost too much to take in, all that beauty and most of us will never see it in person! I can’t imagine that I’ll ever scuba dive. Maybe I’ll snorkel… someday.

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    • Skip the scuba – try the snorkel. When I first snorkelled a reef a couple of years ago, I hadn’t used one for… 40 years. And I’m a hopeless swimmer. One of the best hours of my life, a real eye-opener (I was wearing a mask, so that was ok). Highly recommended, even if you just float and let stuff happen around you (unless that involves sharks).

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    • Hi Sarah. Aren’t those amazing? I’m so lucky to be able to use Melinda’s pics, since (a) I can’t scuba (b) my swimming is infantile and (c) anyway she’s got a proper camera and knows how to use it. There’ll be more reef posts soon – fish and corals. RH

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