I'm looking for recent dive/fishing reports of the Radford. If you've been there in the last year or two, I'd like to hear what you found. In particular, where is the stern now? I can find no reports since 2012.
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Threespot Damselfish Pomacentrus planifrons
Ferocious, territorial, extremely pugnacious, and fortunately only four inches long. In the background the tentacle of a Giant Anemone Condylactus gigantea .
French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru. Now my collection is complete.
Smooth Trunkfish Lactophrys triquiter. These are not very trusting - this is the best shot I was able to get all week.
Yellowtail Damselfish Microspathadon chrysurus
Unfortunately, the shot is clouded by condensation on the camera lens. The blue spots are incredibly intense, like LEDs. Lettuce Coral at upper-left, Common Brain Coral Diploria strigosa at lower-left.
Another Giant Anemone close-up. This and the next picture seem to suffer from some sort of bad camera or strobe setting.
Flamingo Tongue Cyphoma gibbosum. A snail that feeds on Sea Fans Gorgonia and Sea Rods Plexaurella ( as its doing in this picture. ) Pity the colors didn't come out.
Looking over the bow of the gunboat wreck.
Looking back over the stern of the wreck, with a school of Bar Jacks Caranx ruber.
The propellers and rudders ( one lying in the sand ).
A big diesel inside the engine room.
Wow, that red really hits you after all that blue. Alright, I admit I diddled with the colors a bit. Red Finger Sponge ?
Blue Chromis Chromis cyaneus. The little guys are often the hardest to get - by the time you line up the shot, they're gone !
A cave full of "lobsters". These aren't real lobsters though - lobsters have claws ! These are some kind of insect I think. Yellow Boring Sponge Siphonodictyon corraliphagum above.
Close up - more Chromis.
Another close-up. The yellow tail in the center of the picture belongs to a Rock Beauty Holacanthus tricolor - a small and very evasive type of angelfish.
Ocean Surgeon Fish Acanthurus bahianus
Deepwater Lace Coral or Sea Fan Iciligorgia schrammi
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