The Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) is a large fish that inhabits our reefs and is especially common in the waters of Saba. As is typical of groupers, it has a robust, elongated body, rounded fins and big lips. Its overall color is pale tan for fish found in shallow areas and pinkish red for fish found in … Continue reading Nassau Grouper
One of you may not know that the Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is also known as the Giant Barracuda. This is because Great Barracudas can grow up to nearly two metres (~six feet) and can weigh up to 40 kilogrammes (~88 pounds). Fisherman from the Dutch Caribbean report some catches this large from years ago, … Continue reading Great Barracuda
The majestic Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrates through the waters of the Dutch Caribbean Islands during the winter months (typically January to April). Caribbean populations of Humpback Whales follow the same migration route every year
Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Most stingrays have one or more barbed stingers on the tail, which are used exclusively in self-defense
The hammerhead shark is probably one the most bewildering animals in the sea because of the distinctive but well-recognized shape of their head. In total, there are seven species of hammerhead sharks, but you won’t find them all in the Dutch Caribbean.
The illustrious tiger shark is a circumglobal species that is found in a wide variety of habitats in warm temperate oceans and moves into the Caribbean in the winter. Throughout the year, individuals migrate far distances.
Reef sharks are the most abundant shark species in the Caribbean, although their numbers have declined severely over the past decades. The status of its populations is currently assessed as near threatened, but experts say it is expected that the species will meet the criteria for a vulnerable classification soon.
When you go diving around a Caribbean island you might spot a docile looking shark with a light brownish color laying still on the seafloor, hidden away between crevices or in a cave. This species is called the nurse shark. Despite a broad range of theories, the origin of its name remains unclear, but it does … Continue reading Nurse Shark
the whale shark is a highly migratory species, travelling distances of up to 2000 km in two months
The Longlure Frogfish is a very odd-looking fish that is hard to find because it looks so much like a sponge. It actually takes on the colour of the dominant sponge to hide away from predators