Blue Ribbon Eels; possibly the most beautiful eel you will ever see!
Blue Ribbon Eels are found throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They can be found in many types of habitats and depths. When they are young their colour is completely different, their main body is black and there is a touch of green around the nose extensions which turns yellow with maturity. They are without doubt the most colourful and elegant of all eels on the planet. They are harmless, they don’t bite and the thickness of their bodies, at full maturity is only an inch. Length varies but is between 40-50cms long. They are small and delicate and their brilliant blue colouring represents a mature adult, as illustrated by the photos.
They are usually found extending out of a hole in the ground (see below). They will retract into the hole further if approached too closely, but usually come out again eventually. If you are careful and let the eel get used to you being near it, you can get a pretty good photo. I would suggest that this could be a good situation to use the zoom function on your camera.