Nice Sea Hare

Lembeh is a paradise for Nudibranch lovers – there is a immense variety of them around. And i pretty much like every single Nudi and Sea Slug around. But i specially like Sea Hares … they can be found in different variation here in Lembeh. Their head with its “ears” and the eye spots really…

Mating Wonderpus

Yesterday we had a terrific second morning dive. After a rather mediocre dive at “Hey Nus” we went to Teluk Kembahu for the second dive. There we found several seahorses, Coconut Octopus, Mimic Octopus, various cool nudibranchs and lots of other cool stuff. But the real highlight of the dive were these two wonderpus mating. Our…

Baby Puppy!

One of the most attractive Nudibranchs of Lembeh Strait is without a doubt the Red-Lined Jorunna (Jorunna rubescens). It’s key features are its enormous size of up to 20cm and the head, that reminds of a Puppy – that’s why it’s also sometimes called the Puppy Nudibranch. Well and yesterday we found a Puppy of…

Tongue Parasites

As already mentioned in previous blog posts there are many parasites here in Lembeh Strait that for example stick on the head or cheek of fishes. Another very common type of parasite is the tongue parasite (Tongue-Biter Cymathoid Isopod, Cymothoa exigua) that lives in the mouth of various fishes – mainly in Anemonefishes. They enter through…

Velvet Mania in Lembeh

Lembeh Strait is home to several species of Ghostpipefish including the Ornate, Robust, Slender, Roughsnout and Halimeda Ghostpipefish. But the rarest and most bizarre is the Velvet Ghostpipefish. It is smooth, relatively small and mimics sponges. And at the moment we are seeing them at 3 different dive sites: There are two purple pink individuals…