Small schools of Bigfin reef squid are found commonly during the summer months inside the bay delighting even snorkelers who don’t like to venture far out. They are not very timid, and are willing to have a stare down to anyone who swims up slowly enough.
Bigfin reef squid have a long oval fin that runs the length of its mantle, making it look similar to its cousin the cuttlefish. They have the ability to change colors to display their mood. They eat primarily crustaceans and small fish. They are also a yummy snack for a passing monk seals.
photos courtesy Sandi Strickland