Types of pelagic fishes

Large epipelagic predator fish

Kenya Beach coast runs for roughly 480 km from Somalia in the North to Tanzania in the South. A fringing reef system and the establishing of effective Marine park reserves have made Kenya an excellent dive location in its own right, but this combined with a Kenya Safari Holiday is what makes Kenya so special.

Mombasa South Coast Dive Sites - Kisite Marine Park & Mpunguti Marine Reserve

The Kisite-Mpunguti marine national park is about 75 miles south of Mombasa in the far south of Kenya. The diving here is not as seasonal as it is further up the coast and local conditions are excellent for much of the year. In Kisite Marine Park and Mpunguti Marine Reserves there have been found around 250 varieties of marine fishes, and over 40 varieties of coral species, including large numbers of pelagic fish, butterfly, parrot, rock cod, angel, manta ray. Turtles, dolphins, reef sharks are also seen. Corals like brain, stag horn, lilac-blue, mushroom, and lavender

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve - The Park is 10 km2 while the reserve is 200 km2. Both the park and reserve are the most highly utilized among marine protected areas. The coastline is, in Kenyan terms heavily developed with tourist facilities. The Popular resort area of Bamburi Beach lies within this area. If you are looking for access to great scuba diving as well as accommodation, then this may be the area you are looking for. Bamburi beach is a popular snorkeling and diving location in Kenya.

Malindi - Watamu Marine Reserve

Over 100 species of hard coral have been identified but there are relatively few soft corals due to a combination of wave action and turbulence in the shallow water. Most easily recognizable are the Mushroom corals (Porites) which occur up to 4 meters in diameter. These are often heavily grazed by Parrotfish which can be seen by scratches on the coral surface.

Surgeonfish, Snappers, Parrotfish, Angelfish, Puffer fish, Butterfly fish, Triggerfish and many, many others offer an unbelievable display of variety and colour. Several types for Ray and occasionally young (and harmless!) Sharks can also be seen. Scuba diving, available at Turtle Bay Beach Club, is very accessible with the outer reef being only 10 minutes boat ride


Why not focus on unlimited supply of protein

2012-02-20 11:53:59 by Sparks123

Plankton (singular plankter) are any drifting organisms (animals, plants, archaea, or bacteria) that inhabit the pelagic zone of oceans, seas, or bodies of fresh water. That is, plankton are defined by their ecological niche rather than phylogenetic or taxonomic classification. They provide a crucial source of food to larger, more familiar aquatic organisms such as fish and whales.
Just season with sea water and be done with it?


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