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Tag Archive for "Soft Coral"

Creature Feature: Candy Crab

One of the Critters that really has a suiting name is the Candy Crab (Or if you want to use the more boring names you can also call it Soft Coral Crab or Holophrys oatesii) … it really looks like a colourful piece of Candy. These Crabs grow to about 2 cm in size but also ...

East of Lembeh Gallery

Today we took probably our last trip of the season to the other side of Lembeh.  The south wind has started, so expect cool water in the Strait in the next month or so.    On the first dive we hit a small Pinnacle with perfect timing with regards to current.  We had tricky vis ...

A crab up your butt!

All divers interested in critters sooner or later will get interested in crustaceans. Some of the crustaceans are considered “must see” items, such as harlequin shrimp, tiger shrimp, several of the extremely small shrimp recently found here in Lembeh, emperor shrimp and a host of other shrimp. The keyword here is shrimp.  Crabs on the ...

Soft Coral Munchers

As Phyllodensium Nudibranchs are uncommon, bizarre and attractive at the same time, they always make a good Blog post. Specially when they are found in numbers. Having blogged some weeks ago already about the Solar powered Nudibranch, it’s today the turn of the Kabira Phyllodensium (Phyllodensium kabiranum). As they are very well camouflaged when feeding ...

Cowrie-day in Lembeh

The molluscs is a big and very diverse group consisting of animals as different as a mussel and an octopus! Most colorful and strikingly patterned among the molluscs are the cowries, used as currency in different cultures over time and now prized collector items due to their shining and often brightly coloured and patterned shell. ...

Striped Shrimp in Soft Coral

On yesterdays afternoon dive we went out to see Harlequin Shrimps (and we also found several ones). But before looking for Harlequins in the shallows i spend some time around some Bommies a little bit off the dive side. I took my time scanning the Ascidian Clusters for cool Micro Critters like Nudibranchs, Flatworms or ...

Silent Night – Christmas in Lembeh

Before i even start with this post: Thank you to everbody crazy enough about diving to read our BLOG on Christmas day. We hope you all have a good time where ever you are – even if there is no Muck diving around. But back to the post: Of course we don’t have snow here in ...

Some Coral Photos From East Lembeh

Now Simon managed to download his photos, we have a few (not many due to strobe batteries not being used for several months) photos from East-Lembeh.  The Sites were lovely as mentioned in the previous post, and the topography was fantastic.  There can be current, but that can’t be helped when diving in exposed areas. ...

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