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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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Crinoid Shrimp- The Stars of Feather Star

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

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!