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Inspecting Anemone Hermits, beautiful Thorny Seahorses and a night dive grump fest

Inspecting Anemone Hermits, beautiful Thorny Seahorses and a night dive grump fest

March 24-25 – This morning we made the twenty-minute boat ride to one of the distant dive sites, California Dreaming, named by Scuba Diver Australasia’s editor, David Espinosa, years ago when he was diving the Strait with his mentor, legendary critter hunter, Larry Smith.The towering underwater precipice festooned with a multihued gallery of both hard and soft corals, provides a stunning visual contrast to the local muck sites. We went in search of Convict Fish and did … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh

Sea beans, Hermit Crabs and the Liberty Bug

Sea beans, Hermit Crabs and the Liberty Bug

          March 22-23: I spent the morning on the beach looking for sea beans. Confined to the surface by a head cold, I’m consoling myself by searching for treasures, drifted in from the sea. I try to collect some from every shore we visit and was not disappointed today. Johnny, one of the dive team, tells me the local name for the flat red seed is “batu panas.” “Hot rock?” I ask. He demonstrates by vigorously rubbing the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh

Skeleton Shrimp by day, Hingebeak shrimp by night

Skeleton Shrimp by day, Hingebeak shrimp by night

March 20 – We made our first dive of the day at Nudi Retreat, a site where I have, in the past, seen a swarm of convict fish juveniles. No luck finding them today, but we did find a gorgonian just loaded with skeleton shrimp. These tiny crustaceans of the family Caprellidae, with their riotous behavior, are interesting enough to consume an entire dive. The females carry their eggs in an abdominal brood pouch and when … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh