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27 Dec / 2013
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Giant frogfish LembehThis week we had a Frogfish-tastic week in Lembeh with lots of different species: Hairy, Giant, Painted, Warty / Clown, all of varying colours and sizes. PLUS we found three Sargassum frogfish when cleaning our beach in front of the resort!

But what are these weird fish?

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15 Dec / 2013
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Paddle-flap  rhinopiasLast week we reported that we found two new Rhinopias fish in Lembeh, but what are they?

Rhinopias are actually a scorpionfish, and they are one of the top 10 critters that photographers come to Lembeh for and so are pretty special.

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06 Dec / 2013
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Mola mola at Buyuk, Nusa LembonganThis week we saw 5 Mola Mola on 1 dive in Lembongan so I thought that I would find out what a Mola Mola is, and the first thing I discovered is that the Mola Mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world!! (sharks and rays can be heavier, but they’re cartilaginous fish).

The Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish, resembles a big floating blob, and the adult has an average weight of 1,000 kg and is 180cm long (250cm fin to fin).

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03 Dec / 2013
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hairy octopus in Lembeh

Thanks to one of our guests, Ashleigh Wiley, for the great pic of this cheeky one on a pack of cigarettes!

We have been seeing Hairy Octopus on a few sites recently, and are certainly seeing more at the moment that at any other time, so what is a hairy octopus?

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26 Feb / 2013
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pufferfish in bunakenThey may be extremely cute looking but pufferfish are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world, after the golden poison frog. Certain internal organs, such as liver and eyes, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish.
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