October 09, 2003

Day 5: Emperor Shrimp and Weedy frogfish

Impressive day with some big Emperor shrimps (Thanks Craig!) and a stunning weedy frogfish ! This one was amazing as it was really a nervous one, running all over the place at very high speed (for a frogfish). Seeing him fishing was quite an experience as well. Look at the size of its pole and lure !

When the lore was being moved, all fish around were attracted like mad (I have never seen that power of attraction with all other frogfish when deploying their lore). However the fish were quite suspicious as well and were cautiously staying away. I stayed around, still, for a couple of minutes at the end of the dive hoping to see a catch but that did not happen.

#19: Location: Nudi Retreat, SI: 11h24min, Max. Depth: 24.4m, Time: 76min
#20: Location: Hairball II, SI: 2h48min, Max. Depth: 27.7m, Time: 81min
#21: Location: Jahir, SI: 2h06min, Max. Depth: 15.2m, Time: 123min
#22: Location: Serena Kecil, SI: 1h36min, Max. Depth: 18.1m, Time: 66min

Pygmy seahorse Pygmy seahorse Commensal shrimp, Vir philippinensis, palaemonidae Ghost pipefish living its last seconds before being swallowed by a wrasse ! Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes imperator Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes imperator Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes imperator Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes imperator Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes imperator Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes imperator Ceratosoma tenue, chromodorididae nudibranch Ceratosoma tenue, chromodorididae nudibranch Devil scorpionfish White hairy frogfish White hairy frogfish White hairy frogfish Short-spinned porcupinefish Yellow giant frogfish Yellow giant frogfish Weedy frogfish Weedy frogfish Weedy frogfish Weedy frogfish Weedy frogfish Decorated spider crab Unindentified nudibranch

 
Posted by stephane at October 9, 2003 05:52 AM
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