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Hairy Octopus season is opened!

The Hairy Octopus is one of the rarest critters in Lembeh Strait. It can be only seen extremely seldom throughout the year and is mainly spotted during a short period towards the end of the year. Usually this is in October-November. But this year we had a extremely good pre High Season with stable low water temperatures the whole ...

Why wouldn´t you want to be semelparous?

February 18, 2015 by Bent Christensen No Comment

There are two main types of reproductive patterns in nature. One is the one we most likely find the “normal” one, with animals reproducing several times during their life time, and not exhausting themselves totally in the process (yeahyeah, I know, parents with small kids might beg to differ, but in general people do survive ...

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The Hairy Octopus

October 29, 2014 by Simon No Comment

One of Lembeh’s hardest to find Critters – the Hairy Octopus.  I don’t know how we’ve managed this over the last few weeks, but we have seen so many of these guys that even we all managed to go see them.  I went and shot some 5k video, Serge and Zee went to shoot still ...

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Lembeh Divesites: Angel’s Window

Even though it is not a Muck Dive Angel’s Window is one of Lembeh’s Signature Divesites. This beautiful Pinnacle Dive is the favourite Dive Spot of many of our Return Guests and situated on the northern island side of the strait. It is named after its distinctive Swim Trough Cave from which divers can look up ...

Weird Blueringed Octopus Behaviour

Critters are not easy to find – it needs a good eye and of course a lot of experience. The experience helps as critters follow typical behavior patterns. Some Frogfishes for example like to stay with sponges, Pygmy Seahorses like seafans, Emperor Shrimps hang out on sea cucumbers … and Blue Ringed Octopusses like Sandy ...

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 ...

David the Jawfish vs. Goliath the Octopus

On one of yesterdays dives i witnessed one of these special moments i love the Lembeh Strait for. During a dive at Are Prang – a black sand muck dive on the mainland side – i found a long armed octopus peeking out of its whole in the sand. After taking some shots it slowly ...

Hairy Octopus Galore

Coming back to Lembeh is always a very special thing. But these Days diving seems to be even more exceptional than i remember: In my first week of diving here we have seen now the rare Hairy Octopus for 4 days in a row. On four different dive sites and also in different color variations! ...

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, ...

How can a blob of jelly, such as an octopus, move?

Cephalopods belong to the large group of animals known as molluscs. Generally molluscs do not move well, and when they do, it is by either gliding over a slime track or by using their external shells. But not the cephalopods. Cephalopods move very quickly and with very precise movements when that is needed. Most animals ...

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