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Curious Morays of Clipperton

moray eel clipperton island free swimming video

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#1 drsteve

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

Hi All,

I recently got back from a dive trip to Clipperton Island. One of the interesting things about this remote atoll is that Moray eels cover the reef and many are out free swimming during the day. They are completely unafraid and swim right up to divers. I put together this short clip of one of them.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:08 AM

There's something about watching morays free swim that I really enjoy.  Thanks for the clip.


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#3 drsteve

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:37 AM

One of the things that makes them look strange is their ability to suddenly switch directions and swim backwards.  I don't know of any other creature that can do that.


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