Friday, June 13, 2008

Garden Eels

Garden Eels are a favorite of many divers. They live in the sand below the reef, typically in depths below 80' in most of Kona. We do have a couple of spots where they are found in shallower water... it all basically depends on what depth the reef ends at. In some locations you can find them by the thousands, spread out every few inches. They are plankton feeders and spend their days sticking out of the sand awaiting food to drift by. This particular shot was taken at Garden Eel Cove, home of the manta night dive which has been very busy as of late (17 mantas were there a couple nights ago when we last went).




The Right Blue said...

Great shot, Steve. I've never been able to get a good photo of garden eels.


Steve said...

Thanks. This is my best effort so far, but I'm hoping to do better.... it'll take some luck and a lot of patience.