Sorry, guys (and gals) for not seeing this sooner. Totally forgot I had posted those pics!
Omar, pics were taken in the Turks and Caicos Islands (South Caicos), British West Indies which if you're not familiar with the place is the southernmost tip of the Bahamas. I am actually studying there which is AMAZING.
FYI, top pic is a horse-eye jack (Caranx latus) that I caught my first "outing" off my "school's" dock on a fresh piece of conch. Second pic is a southern stingray (Dasyatis americana). Third is an aggregation of blue tangs (Acanthurus coeruleus) aka "Nemo" from the Disney movie. Fourth, initial phase (stage just after juvenile and just before adult) of a stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride). Final, winner is Wes who correctly IDed it as a great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)... definitely my favorite fish down here.
Here are a few more for your viewing pleasure.
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
Mostly grunts (Haemulidae)
Queen anglefish (Holacanthus ciliaris)... CHECK OUT THOSE COLORS!
Sean, your loving gaze and gentle grasp on that barracuda makes me think you're picturing a muskie. Your semester looks like so much fun! Awesome pictures, keep up the good work.
Next year I'm studying abroad in the Galapagos Islands. There's a 40 mile marine reserve around the archipelago which means everyone (except 1,000 registered local fishermen) is absolutely prohibited to fish. But that just means there's more fish to swim with.... I guess? I'll be going through angling withdrawals.