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Reef Creature Identification – Tropical Pacific arrives!

Reef Creature Identification – Tropical Pacific arrives!

October 4, 2010 – “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” ~Robert Louis StevensonNed opens the Authors’ Note for his and Paul Humann’s new field guide Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific with this favorite quote, which gives me pause to reflect back on the happy days we’ve had the past five years hunting for critters in the Pacific. We typically spent five hours a day … Read entire article »

Filed under: New Book

Yellow-spotted Bandfish, Shortfin Puffers and Bigfin Squid in Maumere Harbor

Yellow-spotted Bandfish, Shortfin Puffers and Bigfin Squid in Maumere Harbor

The Exotic Creature Tour: Komodo to Alor April 27-30, 2010 Maumere Harbor Years ago, during a dive in Lembeh Strait, Ned and our guide Liberty watched a coconut roll down a sandy slope. A tug on the two mismatched halves forming the orb indicated that an octopus was inside, tightly holding the two halves in place with all the strength its eight arms could muster. Ned, who has no patience above water, but can remain motionless … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia