Short Story: Eastern Blue Groper

Zooming and zipping around in my agile, loyal car, I poked my neck out, sniffing for a car space, like a wolf hunting for prey. After loitering around, I finally found a space for my car to rest. My mouth wrapped around the neck of my drink bottle, as I felt the icy-cold trickle ofContinue reading “Short Story: Eastern Blue Groper”

Fast Facts: Eastern Blue Groper

Despite the name, the Eastern Blue Groper is not a groper, but a wrasse. It lives in shallow coastal waters and is regularly seen around exposed reefs. It has peg-like teeth, heavy scales, a large tail and thick lips. Juveniles are brown to green brown. Juveniles are all female. As the fish matures, it goesContinue reading “Fast Facts: Eastern Blue Groper”

Fast Facts: Banded Coral Shrimp

Physical description: Reddish-brown banded body and claws; slender claws about as long as body; very long, branched, white, filamentous antennae. To 90 mm. Common in crevices and under ledges on coral and rocky reefs. Since the fish that it cleans to gather its food are most abundant in the shallow reefs, it is commonly found justContinue reading “Fast Facts: Banded Coral Shrimp”

Fast Facts: Black-Spot Goatfish

Also known by other names, such as Blacksaddle Goatfish A species of Goatfish and an inhabitant of coral reefs, it can be found at depths from 10 to 80 meters. This species can reach a length of 50 centimetres. They have two barbels extending from the chin, which are used to probe the sand forContinue reading “Fast Facts: Black-Spot Goatfish”