1350-2237 - Moorea, French Polynesia, Society Islands, South Pacific. On a surface of about 280m² with vanilla plants grown on artificial guardians. This type of culture helps protect it from the assaults of the sun, birds and all kinds of pests
860-288959 - larval Dragonfish, Bathophilus sp., a deep water fish from the Family Melanostomiidae. Photographed at 40 feet in depths of about 600 feet during a Blackwater drift dive off Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
860-288898 - Unidentified Needlefish (Belonidae sp.) opens wide while being cleaned by a pair of Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) at a cleaning station. Anilao, Philippines. Pacific Ocean.
860-288919 - rarely seen larval Dragonfish (Bathophilus sp), a deep water fish from the Family Melanostomiidae. Photographed in 40 feet in depths of about 600 feet during a Blackwater drift dive off Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
1116-49714 - This larval stage of a long arm octopus, Octopus sp. is no more that five inches across (as pictured) and was photographed at night in midwater several miles off the Kona Coast during a blackwater dive, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-46836 - The larval stage of a tube anemone (Cerianthus sp), likely around 30 days old at this point, will settle on the bottom at approximately 100 days. Photographed at night one mile off the island of Yap, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
1116-39726 - The Bubble Coral Shrimp (Vir philippinensis) is found only on this species of coral, Pleurogyra sinuosa. The brown oval objects are actually Acoel Flatworms (Waminoa sp) that feed on nutrients trapped in mucus covering the coral, Philippines
1116-39732 - This species of coral hermit crab (Paguritta sp) is well known, but still awaiting a name from biologists. It lives in a hole in hard coral and traps passing plankton in it's feathery antennae, Yap, Micronesia
1116-39959 - This red encrusting sponge (Clathria sp.) is the most common of this family found in Hawaii. Here it has covered the calcium carbonate-producing seaweed, Halimeda kanaloana, Hawaii, United States of America