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Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last 12 years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest.

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Archive for October, 2016

Oct 13, 16     Comments Off on Golden Bass, Liopropoma olneyi, Deep-Sea Fish

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Good morning, I have a crazy beautiful, ultra rare deep-sea fish for you today that was found yesterday at around 600 feet! The common name for this little 3 inch jewel is Golden Bass or Liopropoma olneyi. This was named after Dr. John Olney who passed away several years ago and was one of the top marine larval fish experts in the world. Through DNA, Carole Baldwin and Dave Johnson were able to match a spectacular larval fish caught off the coast of Florida to adults of Liopropoma olneyi from the deep reefs of Curacao, a true mother and chid reunion.

Super busy with the Smithsonian…

Barry

Oct 12, 16     Comments Off on Deep-Sea Bellator sp. Found by the Smithsonian Inst.

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Oct 12, 16     Comments Off on Super-Tiny Juvenile Frogfish in a Heineken Bottle Cap

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Oct 7, 16     Comments Off on 1mm Polylepion sp. Found by the Smithsonian & Substation

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Oct 7, 16     Comments Off on 3-inch Scorpionfish found at 675 Feet by Smithsonian

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Oct 6, 16     Comments Off on Baby Bottlenose Dolphins, Newborn Baby Dolphin Calfs

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Oct 4, 16     Comments Off on Bonaire License Plate, Divers Paradise Plate

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Good morning friends, I know long time right?? There is so much going on these days that I hardly have time to write. Today we have these freak “surge waves” coming in from the south-west causing complete destruction up and down the coast! These are most likely from hurricane Matthew because storms like that are the only things strong enough to produce these wild waves we are getting today. The waves have been so big and so strong that they are now eroding every beach away from here to the west-end of the island, I even heard reports of huge 20 foot waves that have been hitting the cliffs and wiping out homes??  

I had a request for a Bonaire license plate which I shot a few months ago when Aimee and I went over there for a few days. I tried to do some research on what the pictures are and couldn’t find anything on the web BUT I can help with a few or at least guess. From left to right, limestone cliff covered in local cactus and plants, Iconic building that is on the waterfront downtown, a famous lighthouse on the southern tip of the island, a flamingoo and last I think mangroves, that’s my guess. Bonaire is listed and known as “Divers Paradise” why you ask?? Because you can rent a truck, load it with tanks and drive and dive just about anywhere on the island, it’s about as easy as it gets.

Sorry so short, all is well….

Barry

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