"Spot the Difference" a pair of Spotted Eagle Rays at Aquarium Dive Site at Lighthouse Atoll
Fish are magicians when it comes to changing their color thanks to chromatophores. Great picture of one ray bearing typical color pattern and the other responding to adrenaline... Don't order scallops in Mexico, you'll likely get ray!
Sadly I have seen these beauties chased and eaten by large Hammerhead sharks inside the reef in front of San Pedro and caught and chopped up for lobster bait by fishermen at the fishing camps on the more remote cayes on the Belize Barrier reef.
Unfortunately they are not protected.
Photograph by Gordon Kirkwood
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