Tag Archive for "Rhinopias"

Rhinopias or not Rhinopias?

February 18, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

We had a really good year for Rhinopias and several individuals of the Weedy Rhinopias (Rhinopias frondosa) and the Paddleflap Rhinopias (Rhinopias Eschmeyri) could be seen here in Lembeh. So it was not a big suprise when we received whatsapp messages on the BOOT Show in Düsseldorf that our guides had found another Rhinopias while we ...

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Hohoho … it’s Rhinotime again

November 22, 2014 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

It is late November again, Christmas is coming closer again … and again we found a new Rhinopias in Lembeh Strait. This time it is a juvenile Weedy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa) – red colour and still just over the size of a matchbox. We’ll try to keep it secret as long as possible and of course ...

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Lembeh Divesites: Tanjung Kubur

Tanjung Kubur is situated on the island side of the Lembeh Strait and is the southern side of a little Cape coming out north of the Kareeko Village. It shares that headland with Tanjung Tebal (out on the tip of the headland) and Aer Bajo 1 (on the opposite side). Tanjung means Cape or Corner and ...

Why are there so many species of scorpion fish in Lembeh?

In general, the numbers of individuals of different species are limited. To a degree, this is very obvious, as no species can ever grow to unlimited numbers, which if not kept in check by something, all species could. The actual regulatory mechanism is often thought to be either by competition for species capable of exhausting ...

Creature Feature: Rhinopias

The Rhinopias are without question one of the most highly prized finds in Muck and Macro Diving. They are the most beautiful members of the Scorpionfish Family, have a good size for photography and … they are pretty rare. In Lembeh Strait you can find two different types of Rhinopias: The Paddleflap Rhinopias (rhinopias eschmeyeri) ...

New Years Wishes?

Well, It’s nearly the year end and we found another cool thing… Probably the last cool thing for the year but who knows! Last year if you’d asked me to wish for something diving wise, I would have asked for a Rhinopias to be found in Lembeh again. In the last month we have seen ...

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 ...

The two holy Grails of Lembeh

It seems like there is always something that can top what you have seen the day before: When we went back last night to see the Rhinopias that we found yesterday, Simon found a second, bigger one. So right now there is a resident pair of Paddleflap Rhinopias in Lembeh Strait. A smaller red one ...

New Resident in Lembeh

Just to begin with: Unfortunately today we could not manage to find another Hairy Octopus – so the record stays on four individuals on four consecutive days. Nevertheless we did manage to find something else instead: On our second morning dive we stumbled over this beautiful Rhinopias sitting in a rubble-softcoral patch. It is a ...

Rhinopias in Lembeh

Well, they are back.  After a few reported sightings over the last few months where the Rhinopias has promptly disappeared afterwards, there finally appears to be one staying still for a while now.  We are being tough on our rules about overcrowding and taking too many shots with this critter.  We won’t give you 20mins ...

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