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  • Nudibranch - Anilao
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  • Stonefish - Anilao
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Gangsters Paradise - Coolio

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realise there's not much left
Cause I've been brassing and laughing so long that
Even my mamma thinks that my mind is gone
But I ain’t never crossed a man that didn't deserve it....

Sorry, I almost got carried away by the song. Here I mean to say that although the underwater world is beautiful, there are always some ugly looking, nasty characters, nice looking, but carnivorous nudibranchs and things like that.

Top of the list will be the bad-teeth Moray Eel which can be seen almost every dive in tropic waters. Of course there are uglier fishes such as deepsea angler fishes and some sharks and rays.

Lionfish (Scorpion Fish) will be one of those popular venomous marine fishes and voracious predators in tropical waters. When they are hunting they corner prey using their large fins and then suck the prey down.

Stonefish is probably the most dangerous of known venomous fish and its venom causes severe pain with possible shock, paralysis, and tissue death depending on the depth of the penetration. Lets test you eye sight see whether you can outline the shape of the stonefish in one of the extra pictures?

Titan Triggerfish is probably the most hated fish by divers found in tropical water. The Titan Triggerfish can be very aggressive towards divers and snorkellers. Especially during reproduction season it is very territorial and will guard its nest, vigorously against any intruders. Due to its size and strong teeth it can inflict serious injury to divers or intruders to its nest. If you ever see Titan Triggerfish hover on top of sandy bottom, you're advice to dive down and away so that you will not swim into its invisible cone shaped territory set around its nest.

But the greatest underwater gangster none other than..
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  • Updated May 22, 2006
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