Cozumel 5
These images were taken in Cozumel following the major 2005 hurricane.  Coral reefs sustained damage ranging from 20% to 60%. The marine life was abundant but many of the smaller species, gobies, blennies, and shrimps were noticeably scarce. Parrotfish, barracudas, and groupers were seen in larger numbers than prior to the hurricane.


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Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus) Cozumel


grunt (Haemulon sciurus)

Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter) Cozumel

Smooth Trunkfish

(Lactophrys triqueter)

Foureye Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) Cozumel

Foureye Butterflyfish

(Chaetodon capistratus)

Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) Cozumel

Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis)

Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Cozumel

Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus)


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Whitespotted filefish (Cantherhines macroncerus) Cozumel


Filefish (Cantherhines macroncerus)

Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax funebris) Cozumel

Green Moray

Eel (Gymnothorax funebris)


Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus) Cozumel

Gray Angelfish

(Pomacanthus arcuatus)

Splendid Toadfish (Sanopus splindidus) Cozumel


Toadfish (Sanopus splindidus)

Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula) Cozumel

Queen Triggerfish

(Balistes vetula)