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Destination Reefs: The "Floating Reefs" of Acapulco

By Leonard Ho - Posted Feb 26, 2012 07:00 AM
We head to tropical Acapulco (Mexico), but instead of visiting their rocky coral reefs, we're going to throw a curve ball by investigating the floating fields of kelp and natural debris. These "floating reefs" are fascinating ecosystems filled with life and out-of-this-world scenes thanks to the surreal interplay of light and shadows.
Destination Reefs: The "Floating Reefs" of Acapulco

Sergeant Major damselfish amongst kelp

Sea life finds shelter wherever it can, whether it be rocks, floating debris, or even chocolate chip starfish.  This week, the underwater team of Pelagic Life takes us to sunny Acapulco and shares incredible footage of reef life out in the open sea beneath underwater gardens.

Ecosystems are as diverse as the life within them.  Perhaps images likes these will inspire some of us to establish new types of home aquarium exhibits and push the frontiers of aquaria.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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