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
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
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!
Hairy Shrimp also known as Sexy Shrimp or Dancing Shrimp is beautiful critter however it is rare sight is partly due to its tiny size of less than 3 mm and its obscure hair-like extension that makes it look like a cotton lint or floating piece of algae ! Continue reading The Sexy Hairy Or Dancing Shrimp
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
Ornate Ghost Pipefish a “paradox” due to its external appearance. Divers love this fish for its distinctive features, colours and unusual appearance.
Often found motionless among corals, crinoids and hydroids. Continue reading Ornate Ghost Pipefish – A Paradox
Blennies are cute little fish with long slim bodies, large eyes, large mouths with blunt heads. They are benthic and live near sea floor on corals and rocks and also burrow into sand. Has an adorable facial expression. A fun fish to watch. Continue reading Blennies – Has an Adorable Face And Fun Fish To Watch