Friendly Grouper

This Grouper seems to be a permanent attraction on a dive site in the Turks and Caicos, cruising in to greet the diver (and hopefully score some free food.)

I was surprised at how friendly it was, allowing itself to be petted by people. As a rule I don’t touch any living creature underwater, a lot of them have a layer of anti-bacterial mucus on their skins/scales and touching or brushing them tends to remove it exposing them to infections.

But in this case this guy was so friendly that I felt it was ok, In fact I tucked it in the crook of my arm and took it for a swim.

There is another picture here.

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