Komodo Reef Fish Ballet

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012

While I was diving in Komodo Marine Park I was fascinated with the small reef fish. They were all different colors and they would swoop in and out of the coral in a choreographed fish ballet. Here are a few images of the reef fish dancing along the reef.

 

Reef Fish and Coral Gently Waving in the Current

Reef Fish and Coral Gently Waving in the Current

 

Reef Fish and Hard Coral

Reef Fish and Hard Coral

 

 

Purple Anthias and Healthy Komodo Reef

Purple Anthias and Healthy Komodo Reef

 

 

Reef Fish Performing Fish Ballet Above the Coral

Reef Fish Performing Fish Ballet Above the Coral

 

I’ve heard recently that at one of the best dive sites in Komodo Marine Park the reef has been damaged by fishermen using desctructive fishing practices (dyanmite and cyanide). We experienced this first hand at another dive site while we were diving in Komodo. Read my post. I hope that everyone will help bring awareness of how destructive this is so authorities get help in enforcing no-fishing rules in the park. Join the cause to end destructive fishing practices in Komodo Marine Park by going to Causes.com and joining the cause.

By the way, Randy and I are going to do a presentation at the NCUPS April meeting on our trip to Bali and diving in Komodo with Worldwide Dive & Sail. More information on NCUPS and the meeting is on the NCUPS website. Hope to see you there!