Green Moray Eel

This resident Green Moray Eel greeted our ROV on a dive in Batemans Bay, NSW not long ago. Green Moray Eels are just one of more than 160 different species of Moray Eel around the world. Believe it or not, this green eel is not actually green – it is brown in colour. The bright yellow or green colour we see is due to a mucus that covers its body to protect it from parasites and injury from the rough surroundings of reefs and shorelines in which it lives. Maybe it should be known as Slimy Green Moray Eel?