Tag Archive for "pipefish"

Braun’s Pughead Pipefish – a cool new critter

October 21, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

Lembeh is never boring. There is always something to see and the abundance of critters is absolutely stunning. But it is for sure a very special moment when you see something, that you have never seen before. Like the Braun’s Pughead Pipefish (Bulbonaricus brauni), which I have been looking for since a long time. This week i finally managed to ...

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Floating Jetty at NAD-Lembeh

May 31, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

It’s now almost two years that we have a Floating Jetty at our Resort. This custom made wooden deck offers enough space for our 4 dive boats. They can be boarded at a comfortable level at any time, no matter if high tide or low tide. Getting on and off the dive boats is really so much ...

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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 ...

Seahorses and their relatives.

Lembeh is a very good place for seahorse hunting. Not only does Lembeh have several “proper” seahorses, which is medium-sized fish, looking like a seahorse should look like but also at least three pygmy seahorses, a number of pipefish and the almost iconic Lembeh sea dragon as well as their relatives, ornate ghost pipefish and ...

Velvet Ghost Pipefish Couple

A few week ago i posted about a white Ghost Pipefish, which i believed was a Halimeda Ghost Pipefish. I was already not sure at the time, but when revisiting the spot yesterday, i saw that i was wrong. It turned out, that it is a Velvet Ghost Pipefish – which is also a very ...

Pipefish couples on NAD Housereef

The housereef at NAD-Lembeh Resort is very popular – specially for a late afternoon dive to jump in quickly after coming back with the PM boat. People usually jump in then around 7 PM to see the courting of the Lembeh Seadragons, the Twin Spot Gobies (before it gets dark) and then some bobtailsquids and ...

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 ...

Nudi Rider

One of the funniest things we have seen in the last week was this little Chromodoris Nudibranch. We were diving our first morning Dive in Critter Hunt – a white rubble sand muck dive on a little Island in the Lembeh Strait. After seeing lots of cool Critters in the deeper area we came shallow ...

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