The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle with a wide, smooth carapace, or shell. It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe.
It is named not for the color of its shell, which is normally brown or olive depending on its habitat, but for the greenish color of its skin. There are two types of green turtles—scientists are currently debating whether they are subspecies or separate species—including the Atlantic green turtle, normally found off the shores of Europe and North America, and the Eastern Pacific green turtle, which has been found in coastal waters from Alaska to Chile.
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These two little mantis shrimp may have been doing the Dance???
This little octopus was showing off his hunting skills today at the Blue Heron Bridge.
This Beautiful huge yellow seahorse at the Blue Heron Bridge tonight.
These Hammerhead Sharks where donated/placed here last Friday at the west end of the snorkel trail, nice addition.
This clever little fellow might remind you of another species of octopus that we have explored. The Atlantic Longarm Octopus (Octopus defilippi) is a close relative of the Indo-Pacific Mimic Octopus.
As the name suggests, this species of octopus has incredibly long arms in relation to its body length. The arms are commonly around 30cm in length whereas the body is only about 6cm. The Atlantic Longarm Octopus can grow to about 36 inches or 1 meter in length when the body and arm lengths are measured. The arms are normally more than 7 times the length of the body!
They are quite distinctive with their reddish brown colouring and small white spots however as with many other species they are able to change their color and texture as the need arises. They have eyes high up on the head with a distinctive bump above each one.
When it's a fish!! This a Lancer Dragonet another example of the wonderful and exotic finds at the World Famous Blue Heron Bridge. To experience it yourself, contact us direct via the contact tab above.
Bobbit worm from last night's nite dive a the Blue Heron Bridge. P.S. John Bobbit was nowhere in sight. LOL
Umm maybe not this one. When I first saw this i thought is was a rolled up plastic bag so I grabbed it and it moved so I watched for a minute and it started digging in the sand. What a find.
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