The smallest seahorse in the world the Hippocampus denise measures less than the size of our finger nail from 1.2 mm to 2.mm. Known for many interesting traits! Continue reading Smallest Pygmy Seahorse In The World – The Denise Variety
The Banggai Cardinalfish a small tropical fish found originally in a limited geographical range of about 65,000 sq km in the shallow waters of around 27 islands of the Banggai Archipelago are now readily found in Lembeh Straits in north … Continue reading Beautiful Banggai Cardinalfish – Resident Now in Lembeh Straits
Underwater photographers are fond of challenges and always looking for unusual and difficult to find marine creatures and often the tiniest of marine critters ! The Lembeh Sea Dragon is one marine critter that is both unusual and difficult to … Continue reading Lembeh Sea Dragon -“Swollen-Thread Fish” Discovered In 2006!
The Mandarin fish is not a Goby but a Dragonet. Its stunning blue colour gives its name. Specialised pigment light reflecting cells gave this fish its bright colour. Find them in dive sites in Lembeh Straits, Indonesia Continue reading Mandarin Fish – In Imperial Official Robe
Indonesian Coelacanth is a huge historic find.
This fish was thought to be extinct about 65 million years ago !
Now there is a second population. Here in the Bunaken Marine Park, Manado. At depth of 150 m to 200 m. Continue reading Indonesian Coelacanth -Rajah Laut (Sea King)
The Pygmy Seahorse, H. Bargibant was officially named in 1970.
Found in Southern Japan, Philippines,Indonesia and Australia.Among the smallest seahorses in the world .
H. bargibant is found only in Gorgonian seafan Muricella. Continue reading Pygmy Seahorse – The Bargibanti Variety
It was a real challenge to take these images as the current and movement of the frog fish on the sea floor make it all the more difficult. But with patience, I was able to capture some of these images. Continue reading Juvenile Frogfish – Underwater Photographers’ Favourite But A Challenging One.