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So cheesy they bring a smile to your face… All joke pictures are actual pictures taken on trips with the Cayman Snorkel Company!
A spotted trunkfish is one of the many species of fish you could see snorkeling with us. It gets its name from the black spots covering their golden body. These fish release a colorless, dangerous toxin when touched which is only dangerous when eaten. Snorkelers have nothing to fear from this little guy but it’s predators, such as the nurse shark, can instantly die after eating one.
This is a picture from one of our past trips from the end of April. This group of 5, started their day with a snorkel spot off the beaten path, followed by a trip to the Stingray City sandbar. They hung out with the stingrays while having a few beers, which all guest are able to bring for their own pleasure. After, this group wanted to go somewhere to swim and stand out of the way of the stingrays. The captain took them over near Rum Point to do just that, and while half of them swam these two ladies took advantage of our extensive bow to catch a tan. Just a little something for everyone.
These blue tang are a type of surgeon fish found more commonly in Atlantic ocean. They feed only on algae making them extremely important to coral reefs. As a juvenile the blue tang is actually yellow and slowly turn blue as they grow. They swim in schools and are highly territorial but beautiful to look at.
This is a conch shell. Inside is the conch, which is a general term for a large sized, sea snail with a shell that comes to a clear point at the end. This specific conch is part of the strombidae family which is usually referred to as a “true Conch”. Conch is a common food in the Cayman islands and is used to make stews, chowders, fritters, ceviche, and sometimes burgers. The conch has a large nail at the end of their foot that allows them to grip the sand and slowly move them along the sea floor. They are herbivores so they survive on sea grass and algae.