Whitelined Toadfish, Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, Isla
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Photograph (©) by Olga B. K. Barron.
“…In the words of
Star Trek’s creator Gene Roddenberry, “Space [is] the final
frontier”, but for a grounded explorer with a sense of
adventure, there is no need to go so far to discover “strange
new worlds”. They surround our continents and islands in our
planet’s ocean barrier reefs. These fragile ecosystems exist in
a symbiotic relationship of creatures and fish. The delicate
balance of these populations creates a wondrous paradise...”
– From Olga B. K. Barron’s letter to the editor