It is quite amazing that even though i already work in Lembeh for several years, i can still find new things – and this is why i love this place so much. Yesterday we went to our second morning dive at Tandu Rusa to look for two little Shaggy Frogfishes and a Painted frogfish. On my way back to the boat i found this little Crab in between the rubble. It is white, thorny and has not only the shape but also the size of a pearl. A Pearl Granulate Purse Crab (Heteronucia perlata). Not really a Critter that people have on their whishlist when they come to Lembeh – but still a very beautiful Crab. And the cool thing is: The more you start searching for things that are weird and wonderful, the more new stuff you find.
Creature Feature: Paper Nautilus
Blackwater Dives are all about the weird and wonderful. Strange larval fish that you haven’t seen before, little crustaceans seemingly just floating around, and hunting squids are all part of the regular sightings we get Read more…