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Diving and Snorkeling, Galápagos Islands: 43 reviews and 81 photos
This sheltered bay has virtually no current, a dark, silty, ash bottom, and rather poor visibility. The principal attraction of a dive here is the endemic red-lipped batfish. This is truly a weird animal. It has adapted its pectoral fins to resemble legs; it has a unicorn-like protrubance on its head; and finally, the feature that gives it its name, it has a purplish-red mouth and neck. He's the critter in the photo.
Besides the red-lipped batfish, we also spotted several tiny flounders skittering around (they were half the size of the palm of my hand--I scooped some up), a really enormous sea star whose arms extended at least a meter in diameter, arrowhead crabs, jawfishes in their tunnels, and another strange creature, a shame-faced box crab, which looks sort of like it is hiding its face with its claws.
Address: Isabela Island
Directions: Western side of Isabela, ner Fernandina Island
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