860-287459 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. diving Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus); Isabela Island; Galapagos, Ecuador; The Marine Iguana appears slow and clumsy on land, but this particular species of lizard is the only sea-going lizard in the world. However, it has to return the the land to breed.
860-287053 - Weedy seadragon or common seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus. Male carrying the eggs. Like seahorses, seadragon males are the sex that cares for the developing eggs. Females lay around 120 eggs onto the brood patch located on the underside of the males' tail. The eggs are fertilised and carried by the male for around a month before the hatchlings emerge. Australia
1116-41494 - Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) colour the hard coral in this Hawaiian reef scene with three free divers, Molokini Marine Preserve off the island of Maui, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-41495 - Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) colour the foreground of this Hawaiian reef scene with a young woman free diving with black triggerfish (Melichthys niger), Molokini Marine Preserve off the island of Maui, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America