Mo’orea’s Morays: Starting my project

giant moray digging into a fish that was caught in a ghost net
giant moray digging into a fish that was caught in a ghost net

My independent project this semester will examine moray eel behavior, distribution, and den fidelity. For my feasibility studies, I have done a lot of diving, trying to find as many as I can and noting where I have found them. Here are the friends I’ve found so far!

Here is a video I took while free-diving with one of the large (7-8 feet) adult giant morays: