With the cooler Atlantic currents and warm tropical waters, Cape Verde is magnet for all types of fish. Colorful corals, sandy bottoms and black lava rocks create interesting backdrops for macro life like nudibranchs, pipe fish, and crustaceans. Octopus, squid, shrimps, crabs and spiny lobsters shyly hide away among the rocks. Plenty of reef fish, eels, sea snakes and sea spiders frequent the colorful volcanic walls. Schools of barracuda, groupers, tuna, wahoo, wrasse and stingrays are commonly spotted and a variety of sharks including lemon, hammerhead, nurse, mako, tiger and bull can be seen riding the currents. Loggerheads, leatherbacks and hawksbills use the area as a breeding ground and during the summer, manta rays are occasionally seen. The lucky few may dive with pilot whales or the humpback whales that breed near Cape Verde.
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