IN PICTURES: Dominica deep-reef species

Deep water crab
Deep-water crab

The Curacao owned, based and operated research vessel and submarine tender RV Chapman, arrived in Dominica earlier this month.

The ship will remain in Dominica for a month-long expedition during which it will explore deep reefs off the island in search of new species and venture into reefs off the northwestern coast of Dominica to document and map known deep water anchorage sites and possible archeological findings.

The submarine has been taking photos of some of the species found on the deep reefs of Dominica.

See photos below. Click on images for slideshow.

All photos courtesy of RV Chapman.

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  1. March 8, 2016

    Really beautiful

  2. March 7, 2016

    these are really beautiful. they are a treasure.

  3. Donkey
    March 7, 2016

    Sadly, some Dominicans will see photos like these–photos that are beautiful, common in reef dives like these, and harmless–as further proof of some ‘conspiracy.’ Some Dominicans can barely go one day without conjuring up some new conspiracy or using some passage of their bibles to ‘prove’ that we are in ‘the last days’ or other nonsense like this. If only we were an educated people who could just enjoy these photos for what they are.

  4. mke
    March 7, 2016

    doh walk with no gold allu find u know

  5. Watchtower
    March 7, 2016

    Glad to know that we can be informed of our marine life. But are these people monitored to determine what they are finding in our territorial waters?

  6. Dan Tanner
    March 7, 2016

    Now don’t those opposed to the dive feel stupid?

  7. LawieBawie
    March 7, 2016

    They are all beautiful.

  8. March 7, 2016

    The first two looks like they related to the red snapper. Beautiful! !

  9. derp
    March 7, 2016

    are these indigenous to Dominica?

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