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Giant Cuttlefish

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This species is the largest of all the cuttlefish and an expert at colour change and camouflage. They can change colour in an instant, and by raising parts of their skin, they can also change shape and texture to imitate rock, sand or seaweed. These displays have various interpretations to other marine creatures and may be used for camouflage, mating or even hypnotising prey. Read more

April 12, 2018 |

Wakatobi’s Ancient Reef Dwellers

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Though sometimes overlooked by divers, sea sponges can be fascinating.

Did you know that the reefs of Wakatobi are home to some of the oldest and most resilient creatures in the animal kingdom? Creatures that have survived more than a dozen planet-wide mass extinctions and outlasted the dinosaurs. You will find them everywhere from the shallows to the deepest dive sites, and they can live for hundreds of years. Pretty impressive for an animal that can’t even run away from danger. Read more

April 6, 2018 |

Devil Scorpionfish

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The Devil Scorpionfish is a rather ugly unpleasant looking fish and its species name of diabolus which roughly means devil in Latin, is derived from its rather frightening looks. Read more

April 5, 2018 |

Ghost Pipefish

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With their incredible ability to mimic their surroundings and their tiny size, it is not surprising that these spectacular critters are seldom spotted by divers. Usually they are seen hovering next to their matching host, perfectly camouflaged. Their bodies are small and compressed, with large, often ornate fins. They can take on a wide variety of colours including red, white and yellow, depending on their surroundings.

Their name they probably got because they are sometimes suddenly found or seen in a particular place. Here, they only stay a few days or weeks before they disappear mysterious like a ghost.  Read more

March 27, 2018 |

The Tasselled Wobbegong Shark

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The Tasselled Wobbegong Shark belongs to a group of 12 species of sharks known as carpet sharks. This little known but widely distributed shark is a native inhabitant of the coral reefs off the coast of northern Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. Read more

March 15, 2018 |

Green Sea Turtle

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The green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species. Green turtles are in fact named for the greenish color of their cartilage and fat, not their shells. Read more

February 26, 2018 |

Green Moray Eel

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Some may find moray eels look frightening, but they have always looked a bit goofy to me! With tiny, bulbous eyes and flapping mouths, they remind me more of dopey canines  Is scuba diving with moray eels dangerous? No! Moray eels are fascinating and harmless to scuba divers unless threatened. Read more

February 15, 2018 |

Queen Angelfish

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The Queen AngelfishHolocanthus ciliaris, is one of the most regal and majestic angelfish out there. Its name is derived from the blue ‘crown’ located at the Queen Angel’s nape coupled with its captivating colors and patterns.  The Queen Angelfish has an absolutely striking color profile with a vibrant yellow background and fluorescent violet accents
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February 10, 2018 |

Tiger Shark

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Did you know? The tiger shark’s reputation as an indiscriminate eater that will swallow anything it finds, including garbage, has earned it the nickname “wastebasket of the sea”.

It gets its name due to the stripes found on it that resemble those on a tiger. Each one of the tiger sharks will have stripes that are different in color, design, and size found mainly on juveniles. As these sharks mature, the lines begin to fade and almost disappear. You will also notice that their dorsal fins are very close to the tail. Read more

January 16, 2018 |

Big Bellied Seahorse

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I’m Jealous of the Big-bellied Seahorse: The enlarged belly of the males is one of their most distinctive features, which they wear puffed-out like a badge of honor – the bigger the pouch, the more attractive he is to a prospective mate.

It’s like being in a fairy tale world when you watch Big-bellied Seahorses gracefully floating through the water, with their big bellies proudly thrust forward and curly tails intertwining with rocks and seaweed. Read more

January 12, 2018 |
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