The growth of a reef begins with life. To capture an image of a coral spawn requires a lot of planning, a lot of luck, and then all the stars, moon, and planets lining up. Here is my image of a coral spawn on a shallow Caribbean reef
"Jobah" What the Longlure Frogfish,( Antennarius multiocellatus) lacks in mobility he (or she) makes up for with ingenuity. A frogfish swims poorly (more like a hop) so it plants itself in a sponge or on a rock and waits for his meal, dangling the long white lure to attract his next dinner. This frogfish was found in Dominica,Windward Isles on Castle Comfort reef.
Fijian Shrimp" Unidentified shrimp found in Fiji off the island of Kadavu. This was not the easiest image to get, not because of the elusiveness of this tiny little guy but because my scuba tank was coming out of its harness and floating up towards the top of my head which probable would have made for another interesting shot.
"Flamingo Tongue" This flamingo tongue (a small sea snail) was found out on a purple sea fan during a night dive. The leopard spots is actually a layer of the snail's living tissue which is on the outside of the shell. This tissue works like a fish's gills, exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide with the water so the snail can breathe.