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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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Nov 25, 10     Comments Off on Grooved Brain Coral Bleaching, Severe Coral Bleaching

Good morning friends, as you may have already guessed I am having major problems with my e-mail providers so I am using my back-up plan and sending this out through my Yahoo account. For some reason my current e-mail is rejecting my passwords and such and I can not figure out how to reset them, it’s a major mess. So if your trying to reach me, please for the time being send stuff to me here at, curacaobarry@yahoo.com I spent a good part of yesterday importing my address book which I had a terrible time with but finally got it done.

I did a deep dive yesterday with my co-worker Johnny, we dove down to 145 feet and hovered a few feet above the two sunken tug-boats that we have on our reef. Our goal was to clean up some of the invasive Lionfish that we had seen the day before but only ended up finding a few. Like everyone I first thought the Lionfish were and are beautiful but folks they are taking over and this time next year we will have a major problem. I strongly suggest that any of you who are fond of a particular dive-site start doing what you can to keep the numbers down.

After work yesterday I went for a nice hour bike ride and then we went to see the new Harry Potter movie. These last few HP movies are dark and much different than the first ones, not sure if I will go to another.

Your photo today is yet another in my quest to document the reef and the effects that this terrible warm and dirty water is having on our reefs. This is a giant ball of bleached Grooved Brain Coral, it has turned completely white now and if the water doesn’t cool soon, I will be sending you a picture of another dead ball of coral!

I hope this finds you all save and well, better get to work, Barry

 

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