Snorkelling on Royal Island
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Thu 10 Apr 2014 15:57
The north-east shore of Royal Island is protected by a barrier reef extending up from Eleuthera. There is a vast area of shallow water with coral formations that are still fairly alive. Andrea and I walked across the island from the harbour, with our snorkel gear, and swam along the shore.
There were a lot of glass bottles thrown into the water off the island and, being the glass enthusiast, Andrea got quite excited with some of them.
The Pertussin bottle is a 50’s medicine bottle. The base of the black glass bottle is an eighteenth century hand blown wine (or pirate rum) bottle
This sea hare is about 8 inches long. It looks like someone doodled on its back with a pen.
Some of the sea urchins are a vivid red colour
A pair of French Angelfish
The vivid colours of the juvenile Queen Angelfish
The Spotted Trunkfish likes areas of coral surrounded with seagrass