Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday Night Dive

Here are a few more shots from last night's dive with Nick. Eventhough we have had a fair bit of rain and the Comoro River is pumping tons of silt into the water, Sandy Bottom remains clear most of the time.


I think this is the same individual of Marionia that we spotted four days ago. Still not certain of the species name, but it appears very similar to an unnamed species in Debilius' book. I plan to send this to the Sea Slug Forum for proper identification.

Cuttlefish Eating a Shrimp

The cuttlefish twisted the shrimp around and seemed to suck out its insides from behind. After about 15 seconds, the cuttlefish ejected the shrimp into the water.

The shrimp carcass being scavenged by two brittle stars.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Three Consecutive Nights at Sandy Bottom

Lendell found this cool little fella at 7M.
Unidentified, 8mm

Looks like the smallest Spanish Dancer




Diane found this fantastic nudi at 17M. It looked just like a soft coral to me and I'm certain I would have missed it had she not forced me to take a photo. Thanks Di!
Unidentified species of Marionia. 7-8cm


Sandy Bottom

Some photos from last night's dive at Sandy Bottom.

Crinoid squat lobster

Euselenops luniceps


Phyllodesmium ?


Tuesday, February 14, 2006


This Halgerda sp. is from the photo archive of 2004 and was taken with a Sony P-150 point and shoot camera.