This week in Bali, A familiar face of one of the cousins of the Lembeh Residents! Bali’s dive sites so often remind us of Lembeh with so many similarities in life forms just like this Tube Dwelling Anemone. Whiles muck diving here we have been finding a number of species which we so often see in Lembeh.
Tube-dwelling anemones look very similar to sea anemones but in fact is a different sub-species. They are solitary, living buried in soft sediments. Tube anemones live and can withdraw into tubes, which are made of a fibrous material, which is made from secreted mucus and threads. They have a crown of tentacles that composed of two whorls of distinctly different sized tentacles. The outer row consists of large tentacles that extend outwards. These tentacles taper to points and are mostly used in food capture and defence. The smaller inner tentacles are held more erect than the larger lateral tentacles and are used for food manipulation and ingestion.
This week we started off with our first diver Yemi who is a returning guest after his last visit to Lembeh and we also had Phil and Georgia returning with friends after their last dives with us in November last year.
The Team is super excited to show everyone around our new location with sightings of Frogfish, Hairy Squat Lobsters, Various Pipefish and even a resident bait ball of mackerel at the Padang Bai jetty. So what are you waiting for, book you Bali holiday and come dive with us, Mola-Mola season is just around the corner!