Inquisitive female loggerhead sea turtle
  Loggerhead sea turtles feed primarily on crustaceans and molluscs. Their powerful jaws allow them to easily crush the shell of a mollusc such as a queen conch. After investigating the glass dome of my underwater camera momentarily, this female loggerhead sea turtle attempted to take a bite out of it.  

Stingray over - under photograph
  Singrays have numerous predators including some species of sharks and orcas. Orcas in New Zealand have been observed flipping stingrays upside down causing them to fall into tonic immobility (a temporary paralysis) before consuming them.  

Underwater sun rays on a sandy landscape
  The crystal-clear tropical waters of the Bahamas.  

Cushion sea star and bait fish
  Sea stars have no blood. They use filtered sea water to pump nutrients through their nervous system.  

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling at sunrise
  The loggerhead sea turtle is the most common of all sea turtles in Florida. They can weigh in at 200 to 350 pounds. Their diet consists mainly of crabs and molluscs.  

Orange seahorse hides in Merman
  Seahorses throughout the world are under threat by the degradation of their habitat, exploited for the aquarium trade and traditional medicine, and killed in nonselective fishing techniques. You can help protect seahorses by supporting organizations such as Project Seahorse.  

  • Inquisitive female loggerhead sea turtle
  • Stingray over - under photograph
  • Underwater sun rays on a sandy landscape
  • Cushion sea star and bait fish
  • Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling at sunrise
  • Orange seahorse hides in Merman
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