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
The Rhinopias Scorpionfish is relatively rare and it also one of the must see marine critters for divers and underwater photographers. It was on my bucket list in my previous trip in April this year but as the weather was … Continue reading The Weedy Scorpionfish – Rhinopias frondosa
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
The Lembeh Straits is one of the top muck diving sites of the world, for some it is the muck diving capital of the world! It is not only a macro-haven but also homes for many unique marine critters both … Continue reading Lembeh Straits – Macro Haven Of Dwarf Marine Critters
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!
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
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!