The story behind the image
We saw this Queen Angelfish nearby the wreck the Superior Producer on Curaçao. In 1977 the Superior Producer was on its way to Isla Margarita. On the route the boat was refueled on Curaçao and there was taking care of extra supplies on the boat. When the boat wanted to navigate further on the rougher sea suddenly the cargo shifted inside the ship. The boat capsized and took a lot of water and the boat sank. The 150 feet long Superior Producer is lying just 180 feet from the shore of Otrabanda. The ship lies upright on a sand-plateau.
We saw this Spiny Lobster during a night-dive at the house reef of Sun Reef Village on Curaçao: Boca St. Michiel. We almost finished our dive and we swam towards the exit-point over a sand plain on a depth of 15 feet. Suddenly we saw this giant Spiny Lobster (almost 2 feet) walking towards us. During the day these animals are hiding in crevices. Hereby the most fragile part (the ass of the animal) is hidden in the crevice. And you see the long feeler antennae sticking very far out of the crevice. This animal was on a hunt for animals of prey and spineless animals and wasn’t afraid of us.
We saw this Parrotfish during a night-dive at the house reef of Sun Reef Village on Curaçao: Boca St. Michiel. The Parrotfish makes a cocoon before he is going to sleep. He lies down between cracks of rocks and coral and with a special gland he secretes mucus. With this he makes a cocoon around his whole body. In this manner the predators that are hunting at night won’t smell the parrotfish. He won’t get eaten in this manner. There’s only one disadvantage with making a cocoon: The Parrotfish can only do this once in 24 hours.
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