What is your favorite species of marine life to spend time with?

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asked Aug 19, 2017 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)

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answered Aug 19, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Whales, dolphins...kind of an obvious answer. Never been with otters, that would be cool. Have swam and dove with seals. Great! - Really most any species can be fascinating scientifically, e.g. even spiny lobsters. Wrote a science paper on them. Was mentored by a great scientist aboard Cousteau's Calypso. Write about it in my book Frogmen.
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answered Aug 23, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Dolfins, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles to spend time with. Sharks , Rays , octopus to see.
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answered Sep 18, 2017 by Gatornbama (311 points)
Rays. When they come in schools, there is something so very graceful, like they are performing a water ballet.
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answered Sep 19, 2017 by gsanders (400 points)
Octopus.  I have seen numerous octopus, various sizes and ages through my dives.  The are fascinating and curious.  I have seen them touch and explore divers and their gear. The are chameleon like.  To witness one floating through the water as if it was flying, check Soaring with Giants on YouTube.  That is my son with it, diving when he was about 16.
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answered Sep 21, 2017 by Davidb (1,816 points)
The big Pelagics are always cool, but don't miss out on the little ones. Your divemaster will typically point out cool things like nudi branches, sea horses, sea spiders, etc.... in short, take your time to enjoy it all.
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answered Sep 21, 2017 by Scubamom (145 points)
Juvenile Spotted Drum. Love watching them dance!
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answered Nov 6, 2017 by MantaRay23 (640 points)
Sea turtles. They are so calm and graceful (at least in the water). Also my favorite animal. Squid are cool to mess around with as well to watch them change color.
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answered Nov 6, 2017 by dnadavis (545 points)
Whale sharks and Green Sea Turtles are my top 2.  Sharks are a close third.
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