Eels of Bonaire

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If you follow this blog you will have picked up on that I am obsessed with Scotties, who wouldn’t be?! I am also a fanatic about eels, just adore the things. When we dive i could care less about anything but eels. That’s all I want to see. Bonaire did NOT disappoint. We saw more eels than I can count, many more than it was worth taking photos of but want to share some gems. We encountered –

Golden Tails

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Green Moray

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Sharptail Eel

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Garden Eels

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Josh even “hooked” one. I know that sounds horrible but he probably saved its life. On one dive we encountered a bunch of fishing line, dangerous for all aquatic life and divers. When we see it we clean it up, if possible. One reason we have knives with us (thank you Nancy for the GC for new knives). While Josh was cleaning up some line it was a bit stuck, so he gave it a tug. Well an eel came out of its hole attached to the line!! It saw Josh and pulled back, along with the line. He tried tugging again but NOPE, eels are amazing and strong. He decided to cut off what we could. He was able to remove most of the line, that eel would have been in big trouble in a hurry with that much to tangle in.

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The very best was seeing a GIANT green moray. This sucker was at least 10 ft long. I was smitten.

Looking at this guy

Looking at this guy

EEEEEELLLLL

EEEEEELLLLL

And now he sees me

And now he sees me

On our very last dive of the trip we had three different eels come out to say goodby and come back soon.

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I Like Eels

In case you weren't sure what I looked like

In case you weren’t sure what I looked like

I like eels, yup those creepy faces are just too cute not to like.  They are funny and usually put on a good show while we are diving.   A few times I could swear that an eel has popped out to say hello to me and ducked away when someone else came by.

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So when we were at the Monterey Bay Aquarium last week I was happy as an….eel to see all my buddies.  Now there are more than a few cool parts to this regional aquarium, for instance the research they are doing to grow kelp and in turn keep the oceans healthy is amazing.  The aquarium is also home to birds, not just outside, one of the tanks has two little disabled ducks that add the to ecosystem.

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