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Jawfish and a classic last dive in Lembeh

Jawfish and a classic last dive in Lembeh

March 28 – 29   From Ned: The old adage about the blind squirrel aptly fits my dubious underwater hunting prowess. My found acorn in this instance was the serendipitous discovery of a symbiotic relationship between a three-inch jawfish and an ornately patterned shrimp. The chance encounter actually began a few weeks back in Gainesville, Florida where Anna and I had a lovely visit with renowned ichthyologist and long-time friend Dr. William Smith-Vaniz and his wife Esther. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh

Frogfish and Abalone in Lembeh Strait

Frogfish and Abalone in Lembeh Strait

March 26 – 27 –We’ve seen a number of frogfish this week and they seem to be unusually mobile. Frogfish are ambush predators, blending into their environment by barely moving until prey comes within reach. In a flash, so fast in fact it is barely discernable on video played back in slow motion, they expand their cavernous mouths and hoover in their victims. My favorite was a beautiful green Giant Frogfish, Antennarius commersoni, bouncing along the bottom … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh