Shark Reef and Jolande

Shark and Jolande Reefs lie at the southern tip of Ras Mohammed. The north-south current takes you from Shark Reef to Jolande Reef. The Jolande was a Cypriot freighter that sank here in April 1980. Most of the wreck washed off the reef into deep water in a heavy storm in 1987, but her cargo of bathtubs and ceramic toilets remains on the reef.

purple and orange soft coral purple soft coral orange and purple soft coral soft coral sea fan and soft coral toilets, cargo from Jolande bathtiubs, cargo from Jolande

Gint moray, Gymnothorax javanicus, with common cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, and Bruun's cleaning partner shrimp, Uracaridella antonbruunii

giant moray eel bluestreak cleaner wrasse on giant moray cave cleaner shrimp on giant moray

Bruun's cleaning partner shrimp, Uracaridella antonbruunii

cave cleaner shrimp

Sling-jaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator

slingjaw wrasse

Arabian angelfish, Pomacanthus maculosus

yellowbar angelfish

Coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata

coral hind

Orange-striped triggerfish, Balistapus undulatus

orange-striped triggerfish

Clown sand wrasse, Coris aygula

juvenile clown coris

Female vermiculate wrasse, Macropharyngodon bipartitus

unknown wrasse??

Parrotfish, Scarus sp.

male bullethead parrotfish eating coral

Blacktip grouper, Epinephelus fasciatus

blacktip grouper

Sailfin tang, Zebrasima desjardinii

sailfin tang

Shrimp goby, Amblyeleotris sp.

shrimp gogy

Wart slug nudibranch, Phyllidia cf elegans

nudibranch: Phyllidia ?

Yellowspot flatworm, Thysanazoon flavomaculatum

gold-dotted flatworm

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