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Morays of Ascension

One of the most common sights for any diver at Ascension Island is the moray eel. It seems that almost every suitable crack, crevasse, fissure, or small cave is inhabited by one or more of these sometimes rather large animals. While generally harmless if undisturbed, it pays to check before kneeling or grasping any handholds as a needle-toothed moray is never very far away!

This gallery presents all the species recorded by our cameras during the 2012 survey.

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