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Morays of Ascension

One of the most common sights for any diver at Ascension Island is the moray eel. It seems that almost every suitable crack, crevasse, fissure, or small cave is inhabited by one or more of these sometimes rather large animals. While generally harmless if undisturbed, it pays to check before kneeling or grasping any handholds as a needle-toothed moray is never very far away!

This gallery presents all the species recorded by our cameras during the 2012 survey.

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Thank you Ascension
Survival against the odds by a small, isolated pop...


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Dave John Hunting seaweeds around Ascension
31 August 2013
Great to see underwater photos of this very unusual submarine environment where the ubiquitous black...
Helen Marsh Team Member Stedson Stroud
03 July 2013
Great to hear more about Stedsons work, and how he got started, having met him on Ascension Island l...
Simon Plummer Volunteer Ecological Surveyors
10 June 2013
I can’t stop smiling thinking of what a brilliant time you are having. The fact that I can visualise...
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An enjoyable and funny read, thank you steve for making me chuckle.
Simon Plummer Ascension Island fish record
10 June 2013
The photos are brilliant, envious.


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