Tag Archive for "Nad Lembeh"

Tarsius wants to check in at NAD

This morning we had a very uncommon “check in” at our Resort: While our Girls were making the rooms after the guests had left for diving they found this little guy jumping around in Room 5. We had a big group arriving yesterday and the morning staff had not met all of them before – ...

NAD Photographers very successful at IWUPC 2013

The IWUPC 2013 (Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest) is a competition by the indonesian government inteded to promote Indonesia as a diving destination. With prices valued at 200,000 US$ and a Jury of well known Names in Underwater Photography it surely also attracted many first class Photographers. The basic priciple of the contest was, that photographers ...

Sneaky stalkers

More or less everything in nature, with the rare exception of an adult orca or a fully grown female great white shark will be prey for something else. One consequence of this is that fear will be a prevailing emotional status in nature, as bold and brave animals will be caught and eaten much quicker ...

The Banggai cardinalfish – Lembeh´s newest fish

One of the most numerous and beautiful fish in Lembeh is the Banggai cardinalfish. Just a few years ago, this small black and white fish with delicate patterns was quite rare in the strait, but now it can be seen almost all through Lembeh. Yesterday I saw quite a number of them at Aw shucks, ...

Camouflage

Yesterday`s blog on Batesian mimicry got me started thinking (thus the big tank of air, brain activity requires oxygen!).  Batesian mimicry was about “parasitizing” on the true signal of something sending out an honest warning. This is a very special type of mimicry. Camouflage, where animals try to look like something more or less inedible, ...

Underwater Tribe/NAD Lembeh Photo Workshop Day 4

Day 4 Matt and Mike switched boats today in order to start diving with the other half of the group.  We all headed out to the north end of the bay and ended up having a pygmy seahorse extravaganza.  Matts group saw bargibanti, denise, and pontohi pygmies all on the same dive!  Mikes group had ...

Underwater Tribe/NAD Lembeh Photo Workshop

Day 1 We were very happy to welcome 12 eager photo students last night to NAD-Lembeh Resort!  After a brief introduction of the instructors, Mike Veitch and Matt Oldfield, along with NAD’s owners Simon and Zee Buxton, we had everyone introduce themselves and tell us a little about themselves.  In a sign of a truly ...

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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