A conger eel poking its head out in front of a golden soft coral.  Up to a dozen conger eels were seen during this dive.

A red alfonsino fish and a wreckfish.

A small school of barrelfish and a slightly larger wreckfish (on the left) swim upslope onto the crest of the feature to investigate the submersible. 

An impressively-sized wreckfish.  The size of its belly led to speculation that it is a female full of eggs.

Two different sand tiger sharks.  The first, which was the larger of the 2, had apparently sustained scrapes on its nose from unknown causes.

Video courtesy of Brooke et al, NOAA-OE, HBOI.

Related Links

Florida Coast Deep Corals 2005

Florida Coast Deep Corals - Nov 18 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery