Our final morning and just time to head over to the salt water creek to see if the tide was in, and it was. I wanted to see if I could get some better pictures of the fish in the creek to see if I could identify them. Now everything's relative and the photos are actually pretty rubbish but without getting in the water with an underwater camera which I don't have these were the best that I was going to manage. And surprisingly I've even managed to identify some of them. This I recognised at the time as a puffer fish and its actually a Chequered Puffer Sphoeroides testudineus.
And I've even managed to identify these two as well. And the ones on the right with the vertical black bands, probably the commonest species there, are Atlantic Sargeant Abudefduf saxatilis.
I haven't been so successful with the crabs yet but I'm working on it.
So that's it till we get back there again - these are difficult times not just here but around the world, and our thoughts go out to all our friends and others in Cuba where Trump's entirely vindictive and solely self-serving extra sanctions were already hurting before Covid came along. Fifty years of sanctions have not broken Cuba and they won't now. They won't hurt the leadership but only the people. I will continue to add blog posts with wildlife photos taken by our friends in Cuba though they like us are currently somewhat restricted. But looking through old photos is reliving the moment and the memories.
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