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A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid

Say “Halo” to this Bobtail Squid that is able to mimic moonlight to avoid casting a dark shadow as it hovers above the ocean floor to hunt for food. The Bobtail Squid has symbiotic relationship with a bioluminescent bacteria, Aliivibrio fisheri, that lives in the light emitting organ in the squid mantle that is able to mimic and match the brightness of the moonlight giving it a highly stealthy an halo effect protecting it from bottom dwelling predators! Read more ….here Continue reading A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid

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Beautiful Banggai Cardinalfish – Resident Now in Lembeh Straits

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

Peacock Mantis Shrimp – A Sharp- Eyed King Boxer!

Peacock Mantis Shrimp is a sharp-eyed King Boxer that can pack a punch with its front appendages with energy of a 0.22 calibre bullet and with its independent and complex eye able to use it to seek our preys and avoid predators! Continue reading Peacock Mantis Shrimp – A Sharp- Eyed King Boxer!

Algae Octopus – Can Bi-Pedal

The Algae Octopus is one of two species of octopus that has the innate skill to bi-pedal ie walk on two of its eight legs . The other is the Coconut Octopus. The Algae octopus the size of a lemon and considered relatively rare and only seen occasionally. Found among seagrasses and has its den in the sand or pebbles on the sea floor. Continue reading Algae Octopus – Can Bi-Pedal

Lembeh Sea Dragon appears to be entering the tunicate

Lembeh Sea Dragon -“Swollen-Thread Fish” Discovered In 2006!

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!