Grenada 2014 - Sandals La Source - Photos 7

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Turtles, Sharks, Rays, Lobsters, Crabs, Shrimps

A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) heads to the surface for a breath of fresh air at Whibbles Reef.
A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) heads to the surface for a breath of fresh air at Whibbles Reef.
The only views of sharks I got this trip were all like this:  the back end of a Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) asleep under a coral head.  This one was, appropriately enough, at Shark Reef.
The only views of sharks I got this trip were all like this: the back end of a Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) asleep under a coral 
					head. This one was, appropriately enough, at Shark Reef.
A Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) smiles for the camera at Japanese Garden.
A Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) smiles for the camera at Japanese Garden.
Dive leader Gary frantically signals that there is a stingray underneath this huge school of French Grunts at Shark Reef.
Dive leader Gary frantically signals that there is stingray underneath this huge school of French Grunts at Shark Reef.
And here it is...
And here it is...
And here's another one, also at Shark Reef, but on a different day.
And here's another one, also at Shark Reef, but on a different day.
An Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) shares its cave with a couple of lobsters at Northern Exposure.
An Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) shares its cave with a couple of lobsters at Northern Exposure.
A tiny Pederson Cleaner Shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) at Japanese Gardens.
A Pederson Cleaner Shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) at Japanese Gardens.
Four of a group of thirteen Caribbean Spiny Lobsters (Panulirus argus) standing shoulder to shoulder with overlapping antennae in one cave under a rocky ledge at Shark Reef.
Four of a group of thirteen Caribbean Spiny Lobsters (Panulirus argus) standing shoulder to shoulder with overlapping antennae 
					in one cave under a rocky ledge at Shark Reef.
Here's one of them a bit further along the line-up.
Here's one of them a bit further along the line-up.
One of the dive leaders holds up an Arrow crab for portraits at Flamingo Bay.
One of the dive leaders holds up an Arrow crab for portraits at Flamingo Bay.
Another Caribbean Spiny Lobster, also at Flamingo Bay.
Another Caribbean Spiny Lobster, also at Flamingo Bay.
These Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) were common at all the dive sites.  This one was at Purple Rain.
These Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) were common at all the dive sites. This one was at Purple Rain.
A Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) at the excellent Shark Reef dive site.
A Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) at the excellent Shark Reef dive site.

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