Creepy Crawlers

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It's not all sea fans and adorable baby reef fish out here; often the critters below the surface seem like some of the more diabolical species on Earth. Above, a crown of thorns star fish raises two of its spiked legs to launch an attach on a defenseless piece of coral. Below, a giant moray eel cruises across the surface of a coral garden making Dominic and I dart away faster than any shark has lately.

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These are two gnarly slug-like beings we've been seeing all over the place. The slug above is in the upper right section of the photo, leopard print with black feelers sticking out of the top; the slug below is just all sorts of prickled weirdness. 

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(And a pod of dolphin we woke to find playing near Helios a few days ago to raise the spirits!)