Fangs

Fangs are an adaptation that have benefited the blenny species enabling them to ward of predators. Some species of blennies have poisonous fangs. Read more about the importance of fangs.

Yellow fangblenny hangs out in the water

Ghost Hunters

Ghostpipefishes are incredibly hard to find — spending most of their short lives in the open ocean as bits of plankton before eventually settling in protected coastlines, where they discreetly blend into the shadows and breed. Read more about encounters with ghostpipefish.

Mated pair of silvery-white ghostpipefish

Hit List

Of the fish sighted around Bay Islands, Honduras in the last 20 years, the writers compiled a list of several they had yet to interact with. Here are their tales.

A redcheek goby has a black-and-green striped body, with a red-striped head

Team Flying Fish

Flying fish can be hard to spot, but once you do, they’re fantastic creatures. Learn more about how one group of divers worked together to spot flying fish.

Bug-eyed, young sailor flying fish

Survivors

Jellyfish are a diverse species and incredibly fascinating. Read more about encounters with jellyfish.

Giant green jellyfish, with thick tentacles, swims with fish

Caught in the Act

Several divers were lucky enough to catch a rare moment in the mating rituals of frogfish. Read more about their encounter.

Two frogfish perform an odd pregnancy ritual

Leaping for Love

Blennies have interesting mating rituals — males often change colors to attract a mate.

A male red-streaked blenny displays its normal color pattern.

A Touch of Ripley

Underwater worms are fascinating creatures and not much is known about these species. Read more about worms.

Bobbit worm pokes its head out of sand

The Great Charade

Tiny shrimp camouflage themselves to avoid being eaten by predators. But some shrimp take this mimicry to a new level. Read more about mimic shrimp.

A very tiny rubble mimic shrimp lies in a bed of gravel

Night Drifters

Recent studies have shown larval fishes to be strong swimmers with sophisticated instincts for remaining in local waters. But exactly where they go between spawning and settlement remains a mystery.

Larval moray eel