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Eels

Eels (Anguilliformes) are an order of fish that consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera and about 800 different species. Most are predators. The term "eel" is also used for some other similarly shap...
Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish are typified as free-swimming marine animals and the major non-polyp form of individuals of the phylum, Cnidaria. They have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, possibly 700 million year...
Pufferfish

Sleepy Puffer

A sleepy pufferfish, photographed near a shallow reef off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo by Renee Blundon....
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Photographing the Bongoyo Wreck

Renee Blundon tests out Seaunseen's new underwater camera, a Canon 7D with Ikelite housing and strobes, at the Bongoyo shipwreck off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo by Alan Sutton....
Lagoon Triggerfish

Picasso Triggerfish

The one and only Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus), also known as the lagoon triggerfish, blackbar triggerfish, the Picassofish, and the Jamal, photographed at uShaka Marine World in Durban. Phot...
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Pufferfish

Pufferfish, also called puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, todies, honey toads, sugar toads and sea squab, are from the family Tetraodontidae which includes at least 120...
Juvenile Parrotfish

Juvenile Parrotfish

Three juvenile parrotfish, photographed while snorkeling on a shallow reef in Paje, Zanzibar. Photo by Alan Sutton. See more photos at Parrotfish....
Zebrasoma flavescens

A Yellow Tang

Close-up of a yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens). Photo by Alan Sutton. See more photos at Surgeonfish, Tangs and Unicornfish....
Ember Parrotfish

Parrotfish

Parrotfish are a group of about 90 species traditionally regarded as the family Scaridae. Today they are considered to be in Scarinae a subfamily of wrasses. Parrotfish are found in coral reefs, rocky coasts...
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Pelagic Fish

Pelagic fish live in the pelagic zone of ocean or lake water - not being close to the bottom nor near the shore. The marine pelagic environment is the largest aquatic habitat on Earth, occupying 1,370 million c...
Mandarin Dragonette

Mandarin Dragonet

A beautifully patterned and brightly colored mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus). The mandarin dragonet are reef dwelling fish in the Pacific Ocean. They are quite popular in the aquarium trade. Phot...
Giant Grouper

Mouth Wide Open

A giant grouper with mouth wide open at uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa. Photo by Alan Sutton. See more photos at Groupers....
Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris

Clownfish

Clownfish, also known as anemonefish are from the subfamily Amphiprioninae in the family Pomacentridae with 30 recognized species. All clownfish form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones. Coloration depend...
Giant Grouper

Groupers

Groupers, also known as gropers, are fish from the subfamily Epinephelinae of the rather large family Serranidae. They typically have a stout body and large mouth and are not built for long-distance or fast swi...
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Surgeonfish, Tangs & Unicornfish

The Acanthuridae family of fish include surgeonfish, tangs and unicornfish, living in tropical seas, generally around coral reefs. Most species are colorful and popular for aquariums. The distinctive characteri...
Pompano Fish

Pompano

A full grown pompano fish at uShaka Marine World in Durban. Photo by Alan Sutton. See more photos of pompanos at Pelagic Fish....
Free-Diving Dar es Salaam

Free-Diving Headshot

Headshot of Renee Blundon, free-diving down a line in Dar es Salaam. This snapshot was extracted from video footage taken by Rob Pettit....
Free-Diving Pemba

Free-Diving at Njao Gap

Renee Blundon free-dives through a shoal of bait fish at Pemba Island's Njao Gap. Njao Gap, located in the north of Pemba Island, is a truly beautiful example of what the ocean should be like without the ef...
Shipwreck Dar es Salaam

Scuba Diving at Slemmestad

Renee Blundon leading a dive with Sea Breeze Marine at the Slemmestad Wreck off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At slack tide the bottom of this massive wreck rests at only 8-10 meters (26-32 feet) be...
Free-Diving Boston

Getting Ready to Descend

Renee Blundon and Nick Fazah from East Coast Divers floating face down, breathing from snorkels on the surface at Walden Pond, in preparation to descend to 25 meters (82 feet). More photos with a full write...
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Sunset Colors Down Under

Renee Blundon swims with a shoal of commerson's anchovy off the coast of Mafia Island. This is in a collection of eight photos, each photo accompanied by a line of poetry. The line for this image is "Filter...
Free-Diving Boston

New England Free-Diving

Renee Blundon and instructor, Nick Fazah from East Coast Divers, free-dive through dark thermoclines at Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts on a chilly, fall day in October. Photo by Julian Honma. See mo...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Face to Face with a Ragged Tooth Shark

Inside a cave and face to face with a ragged tooth shark of Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. Although quite fierce looking with rows of sharp teeth, sticking out of their mouth, raggies are known for being cur...
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A Free-Diver in the Making

Eleven year old, Autumn Blundon, braves the 15° C  (60° F) water temperature in Winthrop, Maine to free-dive alongside her sister, Renee Blundon (photographer), in Maranacook Lake. Renee was free-diving in ...
Giant Trevally

A Giant Trevally

A giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis), also known as the iggy, karambezi, giant kingfish or simply the GT, is a highly sought after fish by anglers and spear fishermen. They grow up to 170 centimeters (67") a...
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Spotted Hawkfish Inside A Sponge

A spotted hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus) inside a barrel sponge off the coast of Pemba Island. As its name suggests, the spotted hawkfish is a predatory fish that  gets its name from its habit of sitting...