This week in Lembeh…. we love our frogfish! One thing we are not lacking here in Lembeh is frogfish. From the family Antennariidae, these fun angler fish come in all sizes and color. As an ambush predator they are often found waiting and waving its lure to attract an unsuspecting meal. This is one reason it is one of the favorite creatures for photographers. We have been seeing everything from Giant frogfish to the tiny Randalls frogfish this week.
In other news, Philippa has been doing very well with her DMT course and is almost 1/3 finished already! Franz was shocked to see how big our mandarin fish can get down at police pier. And for our guest Luke, who is new to muck diving, seeing things like flying gurnards and leafy filefish were just soo bizarre.
Other common fish this week have been: Ambon Scorpionfish, Orbicular Burr fish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Coconut octopus, Cockatoo Waspfish, and of course frogfish.