Slideshows By Tim Grollimund / 02/26/2017 Share Tweet Share Share Close Latest slideshows Slideshows French Reef offers some surprises 2017-01-25 15:54:31 / By Tim Grollimund Slideshows Trumpetfish shadowing a grouper, hawksbill turtle and scrawled filefish munching on a jellyfish 2017-01-19 20:41:51 / By Tim Grollimund Share Prev Next Porcupinefish Image sources OPEN GALLERY Saturday, February 25, 2017. Wonderful, bright, sunny, nearly flat calm waters most of the day. On the first dive we found a butterflyfish cleaning grunts – not something you can get close to a lot of times. If you want to know more about cleaning stations, check out my ebook, or go right to the published scientific papers I used for the ebook. The real treat on the second dive was a group of young adult African pompanos in very shallow water on top of the reef near the Winch Hole. We saw a few reef sharks, and had a great time with the rest of the usual critters: whitespotted filefish, green moray eel, French and Queen angelfish, bicolor coney (that lives by the winch), and a friendly nurse shark. We also saw a small (maybe 150 pounds) goliath grouper under a ledge – it’s been a while since I have seen one that small – maybe a new resident of the reef!