October 03, 2004

Seaslugs

I haven't seen a lot of nudibranches and flatworms in this trip but diving in nudi falls I expected to get a few snapshots of new species (for my personal database at least). I was not disappointed with the Hoplodoris nodulosa or the Glossodoris rufomarginatus. I did not have time to ids all of the critters because I can't find the time and resources to do so efficiently. Of course frogfish were there as well as the Banggaai cardinalfish.

#48: Location: ?, SI: 12h44min, Max. Depth: 27m, Time: 67min
#49: Location: Nudi Falls, SI: 1h17min, Max. Depth: 26.8m, Time: 71min
#50: Location: ?, SI: 1h34min, Max. Depth: 21.8m, Time: 78min

Pygmy seahorse - Hyppocampus bargibanti - This is a TINY one. Each time I was looking somewhere else I needed at least 10 seconds to find it again. Hypselodoris apolegma Painted frogfish - Antennarius pictus Nembrotha sp. Discodoris sp. Hoplodoris nodulosa Hypselodoris bullockii Unidentified nudibranch Unidentified nudibranch Glossodoris cincta Chromodoris rufomarginata OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Glossodoris rufomarginatus Painted frogfish - Antennarius pictus Glossodoris cincta Painted frogfish - Antennarius pictus Painted frogfish - Antennarius pictus

 
Posted by stephane at October 3, 2004 04:36 PM
Comments

I love Lembeh strait. Amazing plance for nudi. This is probably the only place I want to go back again.

Posted by: Joyce on October 29, 2004 02:42 AM

Nice shooting !

I'm not a scuba diving expert,
but that world of color is just
recall and echoes to nature beauty.

In astronomy we said /* clear skies */
but i presume that it's better to
wish you:

Clear Water

A+
hugh

Posted by: hugues on November 16, 2004 01:41 PM