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 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
Various small marine critters like worms, crabs, brittle stars or shrimps are found living among the arms of the Crinoid or Feather Star but one of the more interesting critters is the Crinoid Shrimp. It is cryptic as it is … Continue reading Crinoid Shrimp- The Stars of Feather Star
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!