Click the play button above to view a montage of the rich variety of marine life found near the wreckage of Regina.
This video contains images of the following marine life: Finger Mullet, Flounder, Sheepshead, Cowfish, Stingray, Damselfish, Atlantic Spadefish, Spotfin Butterflyfish, Crab, and Toadfish. This video presents a fraction of the diverse marine life that calls Regina home.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of the various marine life located at the wreckage of Regina.
Blue Crab – These crustaceans have a tan to cream body with a blue tint on their extremities. As you can see here, the edges of the claws are blue. The claws raised in the water like this is an attack mode. If seen, it is best not to bother it, for the claws of a crab can be harmful.
Grunts – The common family name, Grunt, comes from the sound the fish make when they grind their teeth together, which becomes amplified by the air bladder. Most of the fish in the Grunt family are colorful, and drift in schools throughout the shallow reefs during the day and feed at night.
Manatee – The manatee is a large aquatic relative of the elephant. They are grayish brown in color and have wrinkled skin. The large flat tail in the rear helps propel them through the water and their front flippers help to steer. These are very gentle and playful creatures, but if you see them in the water please let them be.
Sea Urchin – These Urchins have short, thick, pointed spines that vary in color from reddish-brown to dark purple. Urchins are usually found in shallow, rocky areas where they wedge themselves in between rocks. Be careful when you see them, their spines can puncture skin.
Sea Whip – Sea Whips are usually large colonies of whip-like branches. They can come in a variety of colors, from yellow and creamy-white to purple and orange. Sea Whips are located in a variety of habitats, usually found in a variety of inshore environments.
Sheepshead – The Sheepshead has five to six dark vertical stripes across its body. They are curious fish and will often swim up to you if you remain still. Sheepshead are often found swimming in small schools or amongst other fish.
Spottail Pinfish – The large black spot or band located at the base of the tail and the silver body are the distinctive features of the Spottail Pinfish. You will often see these fish in small groups.
Toadfish – Toadfish camouflage their bodies to match the seafloor. They are often pale shades of brown with darker spots across the body, they have large lips, and little fleshy tabs below their lower lip that look like whiskers.