Porcelain Crab Hunting in Gili Air
Check out this pretty porcelain crab we found posing for us here at Gili Air! The porcelain crab is from a family of small decapod crustaceans that like to hide and can be hard to spot. There are many different species of porcelain crab found in the Indo Pacific and they get their name because, like porcelain, they can be quite fragile – their limbs can actually come off if threatened by a predator! But not to worry, they can simply regrow their lost leg or claw. The porcelain crab tends to hide under rocks and they are often found living on and around anemones – this one was discovered perching on some bubble coral. Next time you are diving in Gili Air look out and see if you can spot a porcelain crab for yourself – although, luckily for us, our dive guides are experts at spotting these cute little critters!
Yesterday we said goodbye to Mel, our Divemaster Trainee. She had a productive (and busy!) two weeks here at Two Fish Divers Gili Air as she began her program and spent lots of time in the water practicing skills as well as learning how a dive shop operates. Mel is traveling for a bit before returning to us to finish her course and we wish her the best and are looking forward to seeing her back here on Gili Air again soon!
On Thursday, we held our bi-weekly Beach Cleanup, where volunteers and staff collected 4 large bags full of food wrappers, cigarette butts, broken shoes, and so washed up plastic, including bottles, bags, containers, wrappers, utensils, etc. It was a really great effort by our crew, thanks for helping us to keep our beaches and oceans clean! Our next Beach Cleanup will be on Thursday, November 21 and we hope to see you there!
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We look forward to diving Gili Air with you soon!