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jmowbray
05/24/2014, 02:15 PM
I just got back from an 11 days trip to Cancun and Cozumel and thought I would share some pictures of my dives I did. As you can see some of the coral on the reef are not doing well. Actually they are receding at a very fast rate. For instance the huge brain coral was actually entirely alive just three years ago. Now it is close to half dead.


http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/th_PICT0110_zps93073825.jpg (http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0110_zps93073825.mp4)
This is a video (click to view)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0117_zpsc4e125d8.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0117_zpsc4e125d8.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0114_zpsc155af17.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0114_zpsc155af17.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0092_zps18f0c5c9.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0092_zps18f0c5c9.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0084_zpse8fb21f0.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0084_zpse8fb21f0.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0083_zps18442256.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0083_zps18442256.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0080_zps4a3be9ac.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0080_zps4a3be9ac.jpg.html)

jmowbray
05/24/2014, 02:20 PM
http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0073_zps88ffa35a.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0073_zps88ffa35a.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0072_zps2e123395.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0072_zps2e123395.jpg.html)
Birdsnest

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0071_zpse3ab64fd.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0071_zpse3ab64fd.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0070_zpsdf575118.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0070_zpsdf575118.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0067_zps47d78afa.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0067_zps47d78afa.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0066_zps6c4aab64.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0066_zps6c4aab64.jpg.html)
Torch

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0064_zpse97a458a.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0064_zpse97a458a.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0059_zps0e9db94a.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0059_zps0e9db94a.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0060_zps143446b7.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0060_zps143446b7.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0045_zpseeaada6d.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0045_zpseeaada6d.jpg.html)
Some type of coral fading fast

jmowbray
05/24/2014, 02:25 PM
http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0427_zpsa95fd044.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0427_zpsa95fd044.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0420_zpsa379228a.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0420_zpsa379228a.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0419_zps1e1e10b7.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0419_zps1e1e10b7.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0418_zps5b8a5228.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0418_zps5b8a5228.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0413_zps4ce3804a.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0413_zps4ce3804a.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0411_zps1b0c43cb.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0411_zps1b0c43cb.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0410_zps164008d5.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0410_zps164008d5.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0404_zps33040c14.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0404_zps33040c14.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0400_zps8804e8b8.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0400_zps8804e8b8.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0397_zpsc0cbd4fc.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0397_zpsc0cbd4fc.jpg.html)
Family of cuttlefish

jmowbray
05/24/2014, 02:57 PM
http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0505_zps7cf2ef3e.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0505_zps7cf2ef3e.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0501_zps6fc403a6.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0501_zps6fc403a6.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0499_zps382b7a9c.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0499_zps382b7a9c.jpg.html)
BAD BAD Flamingo Snail. Seen about three of these guys mowing down on gorgos.

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0488_zps35e8d2ca.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0488_zps35e8d2ca.jpg.html)
This was alive at one time as it has just started to regrow on the other side.

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0482_zpsc4b34dfd.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0482_zpsc4b34dfd.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0473_zps35738845.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0473_zps35738845.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0457_zps455bca5d.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0457_zps455bca5d.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0458_zps9720d03b.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0458_zps9720d03b.jpg.html)
another half dead brain

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0453_zps47d3e195.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0453_zps47d3e195.jpg.html)

jmowbray
05/24/2014, 02:58 PM
http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0448_zpse0aba670.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0448_zpse0aba670.jpg.html)
pipefish

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0440_zpseff0f2fb.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0440_zpseff0f2fb.jpg.html)
big gorgo

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz347/jmowbray/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0434_zps29b24c7d.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/jmowbray/media/Cancun%202014/Snorkel/PICT0434_zps29b24c7d.jpg.html)

And thats just the snorkel photos. SCUBA photos shortly...

surfer64
05/24/2014, 05:36 PM
Yeah I just returned from cancun too. I saw a lot of sea fans and some receding coral... Very sad... First time see coral in the wild and the whole time I'm thinking I would like a frag of that.

jmowbray
05/25/2014, 10:01 PM
Yeah I just returned from cancun too. I saw a lot of sea fans and some receding coral... Very sad... First time see coral in the wild and the whole time I'm thinking I would like a frag of that.

Your telling me!!!!! I wanted frags of all those vase sponges!!! and the Green torch