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Cozumel Underwater - May 2011
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From here, swim to the right for some good snorkeling
03/2012 Update:  The sandbags are gone, but this is still a good entry spot.


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There is pretty good snorkeling all along the shoreline.  I worked my way from the abandoned house back to just past Playa Azul hotel.

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What the heck is that??  It is a rock?  Is it a frog??

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Hook said maybe it was a mutant crocodile!  Yikes!

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Is it a new species that Moosie discovered??  It's a "Mooser"!! is what Hook said it would be called. LOL

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Nah!  It's apparently a batfish!  Never seen one before.

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I saw it 2 days in a row, in different spots.  Yes, it does move!

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A closer look...
What a strange-looking creature!


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Bearded Worm of some kind?

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French Angelfish (juvenile)

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Are you looking at me?

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Very pretty French Angelfish (juvenile)

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Banded Butterflyfish and Slippery Dick

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Banded Butterflyfish

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Peek-a-boo I see you Peacock Flounder

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Another Peacock Flounder... I saw quite a few

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A closer look at the Peacock Flounder

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Sanddiver
Another one to keep your eye out for.  They are very well-camouflaged.


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Smooth Trunkfish

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Smooth Trunkfish
I saw a few of these too


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Filefish
Another fish that we have not seen often in our snorkeling adventures


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Parrotfish

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Needlenose
Saw several of these.  They swim close to the water surface.


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Spotted Drum (juvenile)
This one caught my eye just as I was heading in for the day


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Spotted Drum (junvenile)
Another new sighting for Moosie


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Chub chub chub ;-)

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Lots of Chub

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More Chubs!

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Jellyfish
I saw this one day.  I couldn't figure out if it was 2 jellies or just 1?


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Yellow Stingray
Another well-camouflaged creature


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Yellow Stingray
It pays to keep a sharp eye on the sandy bottom.  You never know what you might spot!


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Yellow Stingray now swimming away

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Yellow Stingray
A closer look


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Lesser Electric Ray
Holy smokes!  Another new sighting for Moosie!


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Lesser Electric Ray
Pretty cool!!


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Lesser Stingray
I saw 4 of these around several spots during one of my snorkeling sessions


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Lesser Electric Ray
See?  You have to keep your eyes focused on the sandy bottom to find some cool critters that most people miss.


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Lesser Electric Ray
Such a sweet-looking face


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Lesser Electric Ray
One more photo... I just loved watching them


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Grooming Station
The French Angelfish was very intent in cleaning this parrotfish


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Grooming Station
Next customer for the French Angelfish, another Parrotfish.
The other fish is a Puddingwife (juvenile)


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Bar Jacks

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Ocean Surgeonfish

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Sergeant Major
These were a dime a dozen.  Lots and lots of them


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Uh oh... a Slippery Dick cannibalizing a Ballyhoo!

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Oops, did I shame you Slippery Dick?  LOL
Wonder who took the first big bite out of this Ballyhoo...


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Barracuda!  Yikes!  This could be the guy that snacked on the Ballyhoo...
I kept my distance!!


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Lookie lookie what do I see peeking from under a rock!

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MmmMmMMm Lobster!

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And another Lobster
I saw 3 of them hiding under different rocks


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Yum yum!  Lobster for dinner tonight?  :-)

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I saw these kids who were practicing running with a big rock underwater

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My fish buddy!  This little fish followed me one day from one end of the shore to the other.  I kept seeing him in my peripheral vision.  I kept trying to take a photo of him.  I miss you fish buddy!!

 
   
 
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