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The Bahamas Marine Life

The Bahamas: Marine Life (03.01.2012)

  • Nassau Grouper, Epinephelus Striatus

The Nassau grouper is found in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a top reef predator that contributes greatly to the health of the coral reefs. The Nassau grouper is the most important finfish resource in The Bahamas.

  • Christmas Tree Worm, Spirobranchus Giganteus

The Christmas tree worm is a marine tube-dwelling worm named for it characteristic, brightly coloured, spiral shaped ‘christmas tree-like’ tentacles which can be seen on the reef protruding from corals. This animal is a popular photographic subject for underwater enthusiasts.

Thank You Patrick Hevaghan for this nice cover.

Text Credit: Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF)

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in #Covers, Bahamas

 

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