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Tag Archive for "Goby"

Mudskippers: Gobies that leave the Ocean

November 30, 2014 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

Dive, Dive, Eat, Dive, Dive, Eat, Download Photos, Sleep … The Lembeh Dive Day mainly consists of Diving. Because People that come to Lembeh mainly want two things: Critters & Photos. But there is also some really cool Non-Diving Critters to be seen. Besides Tarsiers, Insects, Birds and others there are even Fish to be seen ...

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The Lined Dart Fish: In the deep you’ll find a heap

November 24, 2014 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

Like the magnificent Shrimp Goby or the Purple Fire Goby, the Lined Dartfish is one of the spectacular Goby species to be seen in Lembeh Strait that usually are found “a bit deeper”. And while the first two can be seen already from 25 meters downwards you are more or less lucky if you see a ...

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Creature Feature: Magnificent Shrimpgoby

October 21, 2014 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

Among the numerous gobies to be seen in Lembeh Strait one of the most stunning ones is without doubt the Magnificent Shrimpgoby (Flabelligobius sp.). Even though this fish is mainly black it well deserves its name: Mainly due to its oversized dorsal fin. This sail-like fin either shows a white or a orange leopardlike pattern ...

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Gobies of Lembeh Strait

October 10, 2014 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

Frogfish – check, Mimic Octopus – check, Harlequin Shrimp – check: People visiting Lembeh are often so overwhelmed by the abundance of critters their dive guide shows them, that they forget to pay attention to the “ground noise” in between. There are a whole lot of cool photo subjects outside of the common “critter bucket ...

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The Pocong Goby: Mummies in the Reef!

We aren’t scientists … but we think we found a new Goby. At least we stumbled over one which – we think – we haven’t seen before.It is a small Goby that lives on rocks and seems to belong to the Trimma family (for sure it looks like a Trimma). Its distinct features are a white ...

Communication between species

Communication in order to share information between conspecifics is very common in nature. Just think about male birds singing very loudly early in the morning with the dual purpose of telling conspecific males that this spot is taken as well as getting information through to the females what a hunk he is, or the male ...

Sakae’s Dive Number 1000 at NAD-Lembeh

The day before yesterday our many times repeater guest Sakae went diving on Makawide 2 … for her it was dive number 1000 in her Logbook – yes she still logs every dive and writes down all the species she is seeing. Specially Gobies … her absolute favourite fish. Her husband Jon had informed us beforehand ...

Pre-Christmas Critters Update

It’s almost Christmas, the Photo Shootout has finished since over a week and it has been quite quite in the resort. But not so under water! The critters are doing extra shifts and keep delighting all guests day by day. Reason enough for a little “What is there to see right now” update. First of all ...

Johan-san, Goby Hunter.

Well, it’s nearly Golden Week and we’re getting quite a few Japanese divers visiting us during their time of national holidays.  Johan has been tasked with a goby mission, and he’s doing pretty well! In a few days he’s found Hairy Gobies, 5 lined gobies, Fire Dart Gobies, Purple Dart Gobies, Okinawa Gobies, Panda Goby ...

The blind shrimp and the macaroni goby

      Gobies belong to one of the most speciose fish families consisting of around 2000 members. Most of the gobies are rather small and have very little direct defence against predators. Thus, most gobies in reef areas live in close association with animals such as wire corals, branching corals and sea pens that ...

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