This week in Bunaken… Divers have started to see the result of all the eggs that were seen over the last couple of months. Now there are babies everywhere! The tiniest little Nemos hiding away in anemones, golden damsel fish blending in with fan corals and the most gorgeous little cuttlefish babies stood their ground against the divers during a PADI specialty night dive. Thank you Phil Clarke for the beautiful photo of a mama Nemo protecting her eggs!
I can’t believe it has been 10 days since I arrived in Northern Sulawesi! Echo, one of the drivers from Two fish, welcomed me with a big smile on his face at the airport. He brought me to the harbor, where I jumped on a speedboat to Bunaken.
This week in Lombok …last week we had a lot of new sights at our fantastic dive site in South Lombok “the Sand”. We saw a achaeus japonicus, sometimes known as the orang-utan crab. With a carapace of only about 2 centimetres or 0.8 inches in diameter, which are thickly covered with fine hairs, red or reddish brown in colour. It is frequently, but not always, found in association with the bubble coral and often laden with small bits of debris for further camouflage.