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Pictures from my second day of diving at Clipperton Island


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Posted by Chris on May 07, 2007 at 09:57:41:

The water was milky on this day with many tiny stringy things suspended in it. On the last dive of the day it became apparent that the milky water was due to the urchins spawning.

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Underwater Photographs of
Clipperton Island
aboard the Nautilus Explorer
April 17, 2007

click on the images to enlarge
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol)
Zanclus cornutus
(Moorish idol)
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Coral hawkfish)
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
(Coral hawkfish)
Ophioblennius steindachneri (Panamic fanged blenny)
Ophioblennius steindachneri
(Panamic fanged blenny)
Tripneustes depressus (Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus
(Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus (Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus
(Brown urchin)
Paranthias colonus (Pacific creolefish) & Thalassoma robertsoni (Clipperton rainbow wrasse)
Paranthias colonus
(Pacific creolefish) &
Thalassoma robertsoni
(Clipperton rainbow wrasse)
Tripneustes depressus (Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus
(Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus (Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus
(Brown urchin)
Juvenile Stegastes baldwini (Clipperton gregory)
Juvenile Stegastes baldwini
(Clipperton gregory)
male Ostracion meleagris (Whitespotted boxfish)
male Ostracion meleagris
(Whitespotted boxfish)
Holothura atra
Holothura atra
Tripneustes depressus (Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus
(Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus (Brown urchin)
Tripneustes depressus
(Brown urchin)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)

Cirrhitus rivulatus (Giant hawkfish)
Cirrhitus rivulatus
(Giant hawkfish)

Cirrhitus rivulatus (Giant hawkfish)
Cirrhitus rivulatus
(Giant hawkfish)
Myripristis berndti (Bigscale soldierfish)
Myripristis berndti
(Bigscale soldierfish)
Arothron meleagris (Guineafowl puffer)
Arothron meleagris
(Guineafowl puffer)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray) & Myripristis berndti (Bigscale soldierfish)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray) &
Myripristis berndti
(Bigscale soldierfish)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Mulloidichthys dentatus (Mexican goatfish)
Mulloidichthys dentatus
(Mexican goatfish)
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Clipperton Island Coral Reef
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Paranthias colonus (Pacific creolefish)
Paranthias colonus
(Pacific creolefish)
Paranthias colonus (Pacific creolefish)
Paranthias colonus
(Pacific creolefish)
Paranthias colonus (Pacific creolefish)
Paranthias colonus
(Pacific creolefish)
Caranx melampygus (Bluefin trevally) & Paranthias colonus (Pacific creolefish)
Caranx melampygus
(Bluefin trevally) &
Paranthias colonus
(Pacific creolefish)
Jeff Mondragon
Jeff Mondragon
Cantherhines dumerilii (Whitespotted filefish, Barred filefish)
Cantherhines dumerilii
(Whitespotted filefish,
Barred filefish)
Arothron meleagris (Guineafowl puffer)
Arothron meleagris
(Guineafowl puffer)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Dermatolepis dermatolepis (Leather bass) & Myripristis berndti (Bigscale soldierfish)
Dermatolepis dermatolepis
(Leather bass) &
Myripristis berndti
(Bigscale soldierfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish) & Epinephelus clippertonensis (Clipperton grouper)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish) &
Epinephelus clippertonensis
(Clipperton grouper)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi (Clipperton Angelfish)
Holacanthus limbaughi
(Clipperton Angelfish)

Caranx melampygus (Bluefin trevally)
Caranx melampygus
(Bluefin trevally)

Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Berthellina ilisima
Echinothrix sp.
Echinothrix sp.
Myripristis berndti (Bigscale soldierfish)
Myripristis berndti
(Bigscale soldierfish)
Myripristis berndti (Bigscale soldierfish)
Myripristis berndti
(Bigscale soldierfish)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray) & Myripristis berndti (Bigscale soldierfish)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray) &
Myripristis berndti
(Bigscale soldierfish)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol) with an extra forked dorsal fin
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol)
with an extra forked dorsal fin
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol) with an extra forked dorsal fin
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol)
with an extra forked dorsal fin
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol) with an extra forked dorsal fin
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol)
with an extra forked dorsal fin
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
spawning Echinothrix diadema
Gymnothorax dovii (Fine-spotted Moray)
Gymnothorax dovii
(Fine-spotted Moray)
Acanthurus triostegus (Convict tang)
Acanthurus triostegus
(Convict tang)
Trachinotus stilbe (Steel pompano)
Trachinotus stilbe
(Steel pompano)
Acanthurus triostegus (Convict tang)
Acanthurus triostegus
(Convict tang)
Acanthurus triostegus (Convict tang)
Acanthurus triostegus
(Convict tang)

©2007 Chris Grossman, diver.net




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