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11 Mar / 2016
Author: RobynSmith Tags: There is no tags Comments: 3

Brooding Shrimp in LembehThis week’s fascination with brooding shrimp in Lembeh caused us to look a bit more closely into shrimp relationships. It all started with one simple question from a guest: are female shrimp bigger than the males? According to our Tropical Pacific Reef Creature Identification guide (Humann and Deloach), you can often times distinguish the gender of a shrimp based on its living arrangement, but not necessarily by its size. For example, if you happen upon a single set of shrimp, such as the beautiful Coleman’s Shrimp pictured above, you can assume that the larger of the two shrimp is the female.

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07 Mar / 2016
Author: YvonnePress Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

Blacktips in BunakenOur guests have been fortunate to spot blacktip reef sharks on nearly every dive this week. And as if that wasn’t enough, there have been plenty of eagle rays, too as well as our favourite sea turtles. A week for big stuff!

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06 Mar / 2016
Author: Robyn Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

frog fish in Senggigi, North LombokSenggigi this week we have found our first  frog fish, not so big but still extremely beautiful. Chilling out next to some sponge coral our instructor kuss spotted this beauty. We were on a dive with our dive guide in training Jaka and office staff Zul.
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04 Mar / 2016
Author: JakeLangford Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

IMG_5119So this week in south lombok we seem to have a massive increase in juvenile Cuttle fish. In 1 dive on the sand we found between 10 and 15 individuals and seeing them never gets boring with all there changes in camouflage and displays. Also on the dive we found juvenile sweet lips, nudibranches, crabs, shrimps, octopus and a hole load of pipe fish.

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04 Mar / 2016
Author: RobynSmith Tags: There is no tags Comments: 7

The Hairy Frogfish comes in all hair lengths in LembehGo on: take a guess! What type of Frogfish do you think this is?
Surprisingly, it is an Antennarius striatus, or what is commonly referred to as a Hairy Frogfish. As it turns out the Hairy Frogfish comes in all hair lengths in Lembeh, including extremely short hair! Since this is a little known fact amongst our guests, this cool little critter caused a bit of a stir when it was spotted as a mated couple to a long-haired Hairy Frogfish. The guests were sure they were witnessing “inter-species” coupling!

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