Sponge gardens

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The barrel sponges are distorted by the strong currents. The currents are caused by the outflow of the Orinoco River.

Coral and soft coral

gorgonium and banded butterfly fish bleached head of brain coral Paul preparing to photograph flamingo tongue cowries

While most of reefs are dominated by sponge gardens, there are gorgoiums and other soft corals as well as some very large brain corals. While this is the only one we saw, this is a good example of coral bleaching on this head of brain coral.

Wreck of the "Maverick"

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Sunk as a diving attraction.

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