Coloring Book

Barracuda

Barracuda are a fairly common sight almost everywhere I been diving or snorkeling. Although they are sleek, powerful swimmers that can sometimes look intimidating, they mostly hang out around reefs alone or in small groups. Sometimes they open and close their mouths showing off all their big teeth but don’t worry – this is just to help with their breathing.

You can read about this project in the post “A Fish Journal for a six-year-old” and you can see all the posts for this project using the tag “Fish Coloring Book“.

They usually watch divers swim by and sometimes might follow for a bit – they’re probably just curious. They aren’t dangerous to people, but they have been known to steal fish from spear fishing hunters!

Barracuda; Belize, Feb. 2019; Photo by Erica Lauer Vose
Barracuda; Fire Coral Cave and Winch Hole at Molasses Reef; 12/28/2021; Photo by Chuck Lauer Vose.