Snorkeling was OK in a few places, not so great in others. Here are some of the pictures that I got from the Caribbean Reefs.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Reef Life in the Caribbean

Sea Plant
Sea Plant. (573k)
Rope Sponge
Rope Sponge. (751k)
Rope Sponge
Rope Sponge. (714k)
Cribrochalina vasculum
Brown Bowl Sponge (Cribrochalina vasculum). (662k)
Aplysina fistularis
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis, french: Éponge tuyau d'orgue). (499k)
Aplysina fistularis
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis, french: Éponge tuyau d'orgue). (530k)
Aplysina insularis
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis). (602k)
Aplysina insularis
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis). (602k)
Huge Tube Shaped Sponge
Huge tube shaped sponge. It was about 40 cm (16") in diameter. (442k)
Mussidae gen.
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.), Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen), Soft Coral (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen). (683k)
Mussidae gen.
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.) and Soft Coral. (588k)
Mussidae gen.
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.). (681k)
Mussidae gen.
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.). (885k)
Acropora palmata
Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata, german: Elchgeweih­koralle, french: Corail Corne d’élan). (621k)
Alcyonacea fam.
Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen). (576k)
Alcyonacea fam.
Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen). (649k)
Alcyonacea fam.
Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen). (751k)
Spirobranchus giganteus
Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus, german: Weihnachtsbaum­wurm, french: Spirobranche-arbre de Noël). (796k)
Spirobranchus giganteus
Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus, german: Weihnachtsbaum­wurm, french: Spirobranche-arbre de Noël). (645k)
Sea Worm
Sea Worm. (569k)
Diadema antillarum
Long-spined Sea Urchins (Diadema antillarum, french: Oursin-diadème des Antilles). (682k)
Tripneustes ventricosus
West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus, french: Oursin blanc). (699k)
Oreaster reticulatus
Red Cushion Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus, german: Genetzter Kissenstern). (717k)
Oreaster reticulatus
Red Cushion Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus, german: Genetzter Kissenstern). (558k)
Lobatus gigas
Queen Conch shell (Lobatus gigas, german: Große Fechterschnecke, french: Lambi). (895k)
Dead Lobsters
Dead lobsters. (820k)
Large School Small Fish
Large school of small fish. (513k)
Harengula humeralis
Dense school of Redear Herring (Harengula humeralis). (500k)
School Small Reef Fish
School of small reef fish. (450k)
Decapterus macarellus
School of Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus, french: Comète maquereau). (705k)
Reef Fish
Reef fish. (502k)
Reef Fish
Reef fish. (673k)
Mulloidichthys martinicus
Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus, french: Barbarin blanc). (686k)
Acanthurus tractus
Caribbean Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus). (721k)
Acanthurus tractus
Caribbean Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus). (537k)
Microspathodon chrysurus
Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus). (747k)
Microspathodon chrysurus
Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus). (568k)
Thalassoma bifasciatum
Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum, french: Girelle à tête bleue). (582k)
Thalassoma bifasciatum
Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum, french: Girelle à tête bleue). (649k)
Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse (Halichoeres garnoti, french: Girelle à tête jaune). (785k)
Stegastes leucostictus
Beaugregory (Stegastes leucostictus). (761k)
Bodianus rufus
Juvenile Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus, german: Spanischer Schweinslipp­fisch, french: Pourceau espagnol). (606k)
Bodianus rufus
Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus, german: Spanischer Schweinslipp­fisch, french: Pourceau espagnol). (442k)
Lactophrys triqueter
Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter, german: Perlen-Kofferfisch, french: Poisson-coffre à points blancs). (803k)
Ocyurus chrysurus
Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus, german: Gelbschwanz-Schnapper, french: Vivaneau à queue jaune). (707k)
Scarus vetula
Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula, french: Poisson-perroquet royal). (524k)
Scarus vetula
Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula, french: Poisson-perroquet royal). (829k)
Cantherhines macrocerus
Whitespotted Filefish, orange phase (Cantherhines macrocerus, german: Weißflecken-Feilenfisch). (635k)
Sparisoma viride
Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride, french: Poisson perroquet de feu tricolore), initial phase. (672k)
Sparisoma viride
Initial phase of Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride, french: Poisson perroquet de feu tricolore). (575k)
Sparisoma viride
Initial phase of Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride, french: Poisson perroquet de feu tricolore). (598k)
Diodon holocanthus
Long-spine Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus, german: Braunflecken-Igelfisch, french: Poisson-hérisson tacheté). (541k)
Holocentrus rufus
Longspine Squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus, german: Langstachelhusar, french: Marignon soldat). (622k)
Stegastes planifrons
Threespot Damselfish (Stegastes planifrons). (780k)
Chaetodon capistratus
Four-eyed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus, german: Vieraugen-Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à quatre yeux). (485k)
Chaetodon striatus
Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus, german: Gestreifter Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à bandes noires). (693k)
Chaetodon striatus
Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus, german: Gestreifter Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à bandes noires). (570k)
Abudefduf saxatilis
Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis, german: Gestreifter Sergeant). (649k)
Abudefduf saxatilis
Sergeant Majors (Abudefduf saxatilis, german: Gestreifter Sergeant), vertical stripes, and French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune), bottom. (967k)
Haemulon flavolineatum
French Grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune), yellowish, and Longspine Squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus, german: Langstachelhusar, french: Marignon soldat), reddish. (539k)
Haemulon flavolineatum
French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune). (596k)
Acanthurus coeruleus
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (721k)
Acanthurus coeruleus
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (820k)
Acanthurus coeruleus
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (621k)
Acanthurus coeruleus
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (768k)
Aulostomus maculatus
Western Atlantic Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus, german: Westatlantischer Trompetenfisch, french: Poisson-trompette tachetée). (697k)
Aulostomus maculatus
Western Atlantic Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus, german: Westatlantischer Trompetenfisch, french: Poisson-trompette tachetée), hiding next to a coral. (587k)
Synodus intermedius
Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius). (1077k)
Synodus intermedius
Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius). (432k)
Tylosurus crocodilus
Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus). (300k)
Hypanus americanus
Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus, german: Amerikanischer Stechrochen, french: Raie pastenague américaine). (407k)
Chelonia mydas
Green Sea Turtle in the Tobago Cays (Chelonia mydas, german: Grüne Meeresschild­kröte, french: Tortue verte). (711k)

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