Wednesday, April 26, 2006

From the Archives. We have had a low pressure system just south of Timor for the past 10 days. Hopefully, it's starting to clear and we will see good dive conditions this weekend.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

We caught this pipehorse swimming from one branch to another.

Diane spotted this allied cowry along with shrimp, brittle stars, and the crab in the photo below all on the same soft coral.



Monday, April 10, 2006

Sunday Afternoon at Sandy Bottom

A very strange find at Sandy Bottom. This Periclimenes imperator shrimp (15mm) was hanging out on the ridge of the anus of an otherwise buried sea cucumber.

Stiliger aureomarginatus, a sacoglossan sea slug which feeds on species of Codium. See Nick Hobgoods submission to the Sea Slug Forum way back in 2003.

Allied Cowry (13mm)

This Nembrotha purpureolineolata (4cm) has it's oral tentacle inside a tunicate.

This may be one of the largest animals ever posted on this site, but I couldn't resist the beautiful color pattern on this clam.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

This scruffy frogfish was attracting prey with its squiggly lure. It snatched up the animal in front of it and then quickly spit it back out. Apparently didn't taste too good.

This frogfish was about 8mm.

Armina sp.

Cyerce elegans

Shrimp eating a shrimp from Sandy Bottom Tuesday Night. Good to have our good friend Nick back from the barren dives of Thailand.