Photos taken 19 January 2007 on Snapper Ledge in Key Largo, Florida in the middle of the afternoon. I was teaching an open water class and had 2 students in the water who saw this on their very first ocean dive.
Makes you wonder how it all fit in its stomach. Nice photos!
Nice shots! The species of snapper is puzzling, though. It has the pale teardrop under the eye of a Dog Snapper, but the fins are all yellow like a Schoolmaster Snapper. Could this fish be a hybrid?
Is it normal to think about diving...all the time?
Fantastic thing to watch! Were you able to stay until the trunpetfish was all the way down? Did its progress stomachward slow down or stop at some point? Did the snapper keep swimming around or hang out in one place?
Dee Scarr, Touch the Sea
neither fish looks too excited about the whole ordeal
WoW i have never seen that in 2 years of diving but dontt forget i still have my hole life but yah i have never see such a thing
Wow... That is kind of weird! I mean, the trumpetfish is long!
thats way nice! out of three years of diving, i have not seen that before!
how would the snapper digest that?
REEF Headquarters | P.O. Box 246 | 98300 Overseas Hwy | Key Largo, FL 33037 | USA Phone: 305-852-0030 | Fax: 305-852-0301 | email: email@example.com