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Tag Archive for "Hairy Shrimp"

Short Trip, Small Creatures, Big Productivity

Thoughts for the blog following a recent stay. by Alex Mustard   I’m a Lembeh Addict. I am happy to admit it. Although I’ve been on a diet recently, foregoing regular visits to Lembeh and South East Asia in general, over the last three or four years to feed in less photographed, and often colder ...

Which type of camera for Super Macro?

Many people arrive in Lembeh with many different pieces of equipment to capture images of the tiny denizens of the muck.  But which is the most appropriate for you?  Obviously, I can’t answer that but i can show you some examples of what you can do with some different setups on the same subject. Today ...

Have sex and die – the octopus way!

When I visited Lembeh in September/October there were flamboyant cuttlefish around in numbers that I have never seen before. On more or less every dive, we saw one or more flamboyants. Blue ring octopus were not as common, but still there was hardly a day when we didn´t see them. This is very much in ...

Guest Video shot at NAD

Below is a movie shot by one of our repeater guests EunJae here in the Lembeh Strait, he shot the movie using a Canon 7D in a Nauticam housing with tripod and L&M Sola 1200 Video Lights. As you can see he has a thing for Hairy Shrimps. To see more of EJ’s work visit ...

Tom’s little red Smurf octopus

Our many time repeater guests Susan and Tom are having their last dive day today. And Tom did his last night dive yesterday at Nudi Falls. And what he really still wanted to see, was a Starry Night Octopus (Octopus Luteus) … or as Tom said it: “The little red Smurf”. Well anyway: Last night ...

More little green shrimps found

Since we found the first specimen of the green Phycocaris Species 5 months passed already and we are finding them since then constantly. After all we still don’t know if it is a new species or if it is just a variation of Phycocaris simulans (also known as the “Hairy Shrimp”) but we are at ...

Shrimps, Shrimps, Shrimps …

As always Lembeh Strait offers premier Critter Diving. But these days there seem to be a lot of “special” shrimp around. Besides all the  different cleaner shrimps, commensal shrimps and other shrimps i see these days a big amount of rare species like Harlequin Shrimps, Tiger Shrimps, Hairy Shrimps, Rock Shrimps, Bumblebee Shrimps, Soft Coral ...

The little green Shrimp

We found this Phycocaris species for the first time in October and since then already several times at different dive sites here in the Lembeh Strait. This one is now the 5th specimen we found and we have seen them in between 25 and 10 meters depth. It is always associated with the little green ascidians ...

Hairy Shrimp or not Hairy Shrimp

The Hairy Shrimp (phycocaris simulans, left in the picture) is a very small shrimp and not much is known about it. But in Lembeh it can be seen on a regular basis. Over the last few months we have seen hairy shrimps in all colourations (white, yellow, red, beige, brown, green and even some blue ...

Creature Feature: Hairy Shrimp

The Hairy Shrimp (phycocaris simulans) is also called Algae Shrimp and one of the freakiest shrimps around here in Lembeh Strait. Basicly it looks like a tiny piece of Algae – a very tiny piece. They grow up to 5 mm in size (often smaller) and sit in between Algae or on rocks and rubble or ...

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