The Cayman Reef Cam boasts some pretty amazing creatures, from squid to scrawled filefish. Sometimes ocean life truly astounds, like the color-changing Blue Tang.
Tiny tentacled polyps called corals secrete calcium carbonate, which hardens to give the creatures a skeleton. The exoskeletons of millions of the individual polyps fused together provide the backbone of a whole underwater ecosystem for 25% of the sea’s creatures, the coral reef.
Explore.org has partnered with Teens4Oceans and established a new, wild live cam. A mile off shore, powered by a floating solar platform, the Cayman Reef Cam is situated inside the fringe reef on Grand Cayman’s East End. It’s panning tour includes views of a coral that serves as a cleaning station for fish and cleaner