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07 Nov / 2011
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DOLPHIN_1It is common to see dolphins in Bunaken National Park. There are 28 different types of whales and dolphins that have been seen in the park, however they are shy animals and most of the times we see them in the surface rather than diving.

When we do see them then often it is in very large schools of 50-100+ animals, as in the photo on the right.

Here a little bit more information about these amazing animals!

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24 Aug / 2011
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IMG_1738 In Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi the Whitetip reef shark is one of our regular encounters.

Despite having a face that looks strangely like that of a disgruntled weasel, the Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) is generally unaggressive toward humans who invade its environment. Although it often rests in caves during daylight hours, this species is probably the most commonly-encountered shark of the tropical Pacific. Indeed, for many divers and snorkellers, the phlegmatic Reef Whitetip is their only ambassador to sharkdom.

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25 Jun / 2011
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Abba dive site in Bunaken is getting better and better for Muck diving!! Yesterday we saw a flamboyant cuttlefish!!

HERE SOME INFO ABOUT THIS AMAZING ANIMAL!!

These beautiful cuttlefish get their name from the flamboyant pink, yellow and black ripples they make with their bodies when alarmed.
Statistics
This small cuttlefish is just 8cm (3in) in length.
Distribution
They are found in northern Australia and Indonesia.
Habitat
A tropical species with limited distribution, it is found on the seabed in shallow waters.
Diet
Small fish and crustaceans.
Behaviour
Active in the day the cuttlefish uses vision to detect its prey. It’s capable of rapid colour change that might be used to confuse predators or prey.
Reproduction
Like other cephalopods, the flamboyant cuttlefish breeds once and then dies.

11 Feb / 2011
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Great morning dives, four sea horses, octopus (eating a crab), demon stinger scorpionfish, zebra batfish ( the juvenile!), robust pipefish… and two hairy frogfish!!Great last dive for Flavia!

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21 Jul / 2010
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Back in February 2010, we had a group of Scandinavian divers who informed us of the existence of the ‘Tongue Eating Isopod’ – you may remember Anna’s photograph from anemonefish with Cymothoathe our ‘ Did You Know’ blog ( http://divinglembeh.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/did-you-know-2/) . One of the group was Bent Christensen, an  Aquatic Ecologist and avid (and very talented) underwater and land photographer who has recently informed that he will be coming back to “to document the parasites further” . Even though he plans to spend a lot of time sitting at anemones, staring into the mouths of anemone fish as they try and bite him ( they are just protecting their anemone!) we are sure that he will spend some time enjoying some of the other critters that we have here in Lembeh and also to see if any of the other fish have a tongue-eating parasite living in their mouth!!enlargement of tongue eating isopod

If you would like to check out some more of Bent’s photos from his stay here at Two Fish Lembeh and also at Two Fish Bunaken then follow the link to http://www.pbase.com/borneobent/sulawesi_2010 .

 


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