Aquarius has gone native since its installation on Conch Reef in the Florida Keys in 1993. Coral and sponges cover much of its legs and hull, and schools of fish treat it like a section of the reef itself. Seeing the daily parade of neighborhood residentslike this column of schoolmaster snappersgives the aquanauts a constant education in what creatures live here and how each plays a part in the ecosystem.
Camera: Nikon F5 Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia Lens: 18mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear Time of Day: 2 p.m. Lighting Techniques: Two wide-angle strobes Special Comments: Subal underwater housing