Critters

Amazing Bait Ball!

Scuba diving with a bait ball of Pacific Grunts in the Catalina Islands of Costa Rica. Una buceadora nada con una bola de cebo de la escuela Pacific Grunt en las islas Catalina de Costa Rica

Costa Rica Expedition: Whale Sharks

Research Location: Costa Rica Location Mission Collect tissue sample of a whale shark to help identify migration patterns of the species. Costa Rica, scuba diving with whale sharks for a citizen scientist research expedition with Fins Attached, CREMA and students of the University of Costa Rica. The Scientific Process A small sample is taken, where …

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Meet the Green Razorfish

Razorfish Wrasse Shallow shore diving allows for great opportunities to see Razorfish Wrasse in many areas of the Caribbean. What sets the Razorfish apart from other Wrasse is their ability to cut into the sand for protection from predators.  They are also not to be mistaken with the cuisine “Razorfish Clam” which is in fact, …

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Sharptail Eel vs a Crab

The Sharptail Eel (Myrichthys Breviceps):   Native to areas such as Florida, the continental coasts of the Caribbean,  the Bahamas and Bermuda.   Sized anywhere from 1-3 feet in length Feeds on crabs Hangs out at 5-40 feet in depth Belongs to the “snake eel” family (Ophichthidae) Hunting Behavior The Sharptail eel usually hunts during twilight to …

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Extraordinary Underwater Amputees

In our language as the American public, we refer to anyone missing a limb as an “amputee”, despite whether the limb is missing from birth or due to an actual amputation.  There are many opportunities for amputees and other disabled persons for scuba diving.  Many scuba shops also offer trips specifically for these divers to …

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