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.


Archive for the ‘Sponges’

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Jul 10, 15     Comments Off on Rope Sponge, Coral Reef Sponge Photos

Hi gang, remember me??? Geez since last wednesday we have been going a million miles an hour leaving me zero time for the blog. Last wednesday we had relatives arrive on one of the big cruise ships and spent the whole day playing with them. We first took them for a fun dive on the Sea Aquarium house reef, then Aimee took them to meet the dolphins followed by a fun night out at a favorite restaurant and finally returning them back to their ship by 9:00. Thursday the 9th was my birthday so I took the day off and spent it with Aimee and the hounds. One of the fun things I wanted to do on my b-day was to go dig bottles at an old 1900’s bottle dump that I had found years ago but never to took the time to really check it out. We got there at around 12:00 and immediately started digging and within a few minutes I had unearthed two whole bottles and tons of broken ones. As I was digging I uncovered two sleeping hermit crabs, one was about the size of a golf ball and the other quite a bit smaller. I had to move them in order to continue my digging so. as I picked up the large one he bit me and not just a baby bite, he took the whole tip of my finger off! I can’t even begin to tell you how bad that hurt and how bad it was bleeding, we now had to leave because we had no band-aids or medical stuff of any kind, so much for that adventure and so much for trying to save hermit crabs! The rest of the day was spent complaining about how bad my finger was throbbing and how shocked we are that these little crabs have such powerful pinchers, I won’t be playing with them anymore! Around 4:00 I took off on my weekly 25 mile ride and at 7:00 we took off to a super fun birthday party at the fort in Outrabanda across the water from downtown Curacao (Punda). Friday was back to work but busy with a Brazilian film crew all day again no time to blog. Tomorrow monday, we have more students coming from Bonaire (12 of them ) to ride in the submersible, I will have to do at least 3 dives, that will be a long day!!

Hope all is well out there.


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