There is actually a lot to see in this lagoon, not only are there beautiful parrotfish and baby barracuda, but Marine Resources Development Foundation (operators of MARINE LAB ) docks the submersible here and the snorkelers can go over to center of the lagoon and swim down to the underwater habitat that is permanently moored here.
The dive takes place in 3-8 feet of water. Students are thrilled to see their first marine organisms- bizarre "spaghetti worms" that extend spaghetti-like threads across the bottom with the hopes of trapping some food item.
The divers also marvel at various types of gastropods (sea snails like: conches, turks caps) as well as sponges, crabs, and occasionally small lobster.
We are also disturbed by the impact of humans as we discover scars running through the grassbeds that were caused by boat keels and props. Submerged litter floats along the bottom as well, items that have blown off islands and boats (or worse yet are thrown off!) Some of these are causing no apparent damage and in fact are becoming encrusted with coral, worms, and algae- even serving as a hiding place for small fish like blennies. But more frequently, the trash tempts sea life to mistake it for food and causes problems for the fish and birds that eat it.