Click the play button above to view a montage of the rich variety of marine life found near the wreckage of Half Moon.
This video contains images of the following marine life: Spiny Lobster, Queen Angel, Porcupinefish, Brown Damsel, Stoplight Parrotfish, Bristle Worm, Sergeant Major, and Porkfish. This video presents a fraction of the diverse marine life that calls Half Moon home.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of the various marine life located at the wreckage of Half Moon.
Brown Damsel – Damselfish often make their homes near coral reef areas. They can be seen swimming around in schools and pairs.
Bristle Worm – Named for the bristles, or setae, extending from its body this marine animal can grow up to about 20” in length. Small bristle worms are usually orange in color but larger ones are often brownish or gray.
Porcupinefish – These fish have small, dark spots all over their bodies. These fish are very shy and often swim away when approached. They are also commonly referred to as puffers.
Queen Angel – These beautiful fish can grow up to 18” in length. They are often spotted along or in pairs, and feed largely on sponges.
Caribbean Spiny Lobster – The Caribbean Spiny Lobster can be identified by the shaded areas of brown and tan along the body. The back of the body often has a few dark spots while the abdomen has a few light spots. This type of lobster inhabits the reefs and hides under shipwrecks and other debris in the water.
Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Stoplight Parotfish - Parrotfishes are named for their teeth which form a parrot-like beak which scrapes algae from coral and other surfaces. These fish are often very colorful, with their bodies ranging from bright shades of blue, green, red and yellow, to a rainbow of color.
Porkfish – Porkfish are distinguished by their bright yellow-gold striped bodies and two vertical bold black diagonal bands on their head. They can often be found around southern Florida.
Sergeant Major – Sergeant Majors are part of the Damselfish family. Their common traits include five black body bars with a hint of yellow along the top of their bodies.