I recently returned from another amazing Cozumel dive adventure, courtesy of ScubaWithAlison.com.
Before you start reading the August Sea-gram, watch my YouTube video of our eagle ray encounter above, to put you in a tropical, Caribbean mood.
In Story Behind the Photo, we have some great underwater photo tips from photographers Andy Bachhuber, & John Hand, who shot some great moray eel photos in Cozumel and Belize, and Jamie Pollack, who shared her great shot of the elusive Ribbon Eel when she was diving in the Philippines.
In the Featured Creature section we take a look at green sea turtles. August is when the sea turtle hatchlings begin emerging from their nests, after incubating for about 60 days. We have a great video of a green sea turtle nest release to share with you.
And please visit the Book Corner, where we have several interesting books to tell you about.
I hope you enjoy this Sea-gram, and share it with your friends and family.
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Green Sea Turtles
On Yucab Reef we came a cross a very large green sea turtle
having a bad day. A shark-sucker, a type of remora, was nipping the turtle's flipper. Normally, the relationship is beneficial for both (symbiotic): the turtle gets a shell/body cleaning & the remora gets a free meal of parasites hitching a ride on the turtle. But this turtle just wasn't enjoying the experience!