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Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp (maybe 3/8 inch)
Cryptic Sponge Shrimp. Less than 1/4inch
Emperor Shrimps on Sea Cucumber (female is the larger one)
Magnificent Anemone Shrimp cleaning Snake Eel. Many shrimps act as cleaners of dead scales
or parasites on other animals
Xenia Swimming Crab. 1/2inch lives in Xenia soft coral
Tiny Porcelain Crabs, under 1/4inch. The little "feathers" act like nets, sweeping the water for
Orangutang Crab. Covered in algae
Mosiac Boxer Crab. Holding little anemones in its claws. It uses these to capture food. The crab
is under 3/4inch across
Urchin Swimming Crab on Radiant Sea Urchin
Zebra Crabs on Radiant Sea Urchin
Zebra Crabs on Cake Urchin. The one on the left is female and is carrying pink eggs on her
Elegant Crinoid Squat Lobster. 1/2inch. Lives in crinoids and takes on the same coloration
Spider Squat Lobster, 3inches
Hairy Squat Lobster, lives on Barrel Sponges
Chromodoris Nudibranchs. Nudibranch means "naked gill" and you can see the feathery gills at
Diana's Chromodoris Nudibranch
Anna's Chromodoris Nudibranch
T Bar Nudibranch. This one has a hitchhiker
T Bar Nudibranch. This one has a hitchhiker--tiny 1/4inch Emperor shrimp living on it
Closer view of the Emperor shrimp
Rudman's Phyllodesmium Nudibranch. Feeds on Xenia soft coral but also uses sunlight to
photosynthesize the brown algae that's coloring the body as a food source. Phyllodesmiums are
known as "the solar powered nudibranch".
Red Spot Glossodoris Nudibranch
Girdled Glossodoris Nudibranch
Brown Margin Glossodoris Nudibranch
Grape Doto Nudibranch. Feeding on stinging hydroids. It absorbs the toxins which act as
repellent to possible predators, Tiny, less than 1/2inch
Loch's Chromodoris Nudibranch
Red Lined Jurunna Nudibranch. Big, four inches
Precious Chromodoris Nudibranch
Candy Halgerda Nudibranch
Not a nudibranch, a Benthic Ctenophore, member of the comb jelly family. These have long
filament like "fishing" tentacles they use to capture prey
Bobbit Worm. Carnivorous, live in burrows and hunt fish at night. This one is about the diameter
of a garden hose, could be 3feet long under the sand
Bobbit Worm, grasping pincers. "Alien" nightmare
Bobbit Worm, the feeding end. They are astonishingly fast, can grab a fish and pull it down into
the sand in less than a second
Broadclub Cuttlefish. Big, 18inches
Crinoid Cuttlefish. Less than 2inches
Bobtail Squid. Size of a thimble
Bobtail Squid. It's burying itself in the sand
Longarm Octopus. Standing up and taking a look around
Veined Octopus. Also known as Coconut Octopus as larger ones will pull coconut halves
together as shelter
Coconut Octopus, small, using shells to make its little home
Larger Coconut Octopus out in the sand
Larger Coconut Octopus out in the sand in the last picture--but resourceful! No big shells, no
coconuts--NO PROBLEM. A discarded plastic cup works just fine
Blue Ring Octopus, night time coloration. A "Holy Grail" species for photographers
Blue Ring Octopus. Small, about 4inches but has dangerous venomous bite
Blue Ring Octopus. Bite can cause death by Tetrodotoxin poison that paralyzes the respiratory
Poison Ocellated Octopus. Close relative of the Blue Ring, also with poisonous bite
Poison Ocellated Octopus. Small, 4inches
Poison Ocellated Octopus. It's flashing some alarm colors
Poison Ocellated Octopus. It's flashing alarm colors
Poison Ocellated Octopus.
Bigfin Squid, night. Fantastic when they actually swim (and stay) right in front
North Sulawesi 2017. Creatures
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Indonesia 1. The Good.
Indonesia 2. The Bad.
Indonesia 3. The Ugly.
Indonesia 4. Nudibranchs.
Indonesia 5. Critters.
Great White Shark
St Vincent, 2009
Red Sea, Egypt 2009
Machias Seal Island, Maine. June 2010 and May 2019
St Kitts and Saba, August 2010
Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Fish.
Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Creatures
Fiji, May 2011. Beqa Reefs
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Fish.
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Behaviors and critters.
Bali, Indonesia 2012. Nudibranchs.
Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida.
North Sulawesi 2013. Pipefish and Seahorses
North Sulawesi 2013. Fish
North Sulawesi 2013. Mostly Nudibranchs
North Sulawesi 2013. Crabs and Critters
North Sulawesi 2013. Cuttlefish and Octopus
Blue Heron Bridge, May 2013
Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014 and 2019 daytime
Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014, night dives
Philippines, Dumaguete 2015 Fish
Philippines Dumaguete 2015, Creatures and Critters
Dominica 2015 and 2017. Before Hurricane Maria
Raja Ampat, January 2016
Cayman Islands, October 2016
North Sulawesi 2017. Fish
North Sulawesi 2017, Creatures
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Fish
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Eels, Pipefish
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Crabs, shrimp, octopus.
Anilao, Philippines 2017. Nudibranchs.
Triton Bay, Indonesia. 2018
Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Fish and Creatures.
Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Nudibranchs.
Solomon Islands, April 2019
Siladen Resort. Siladen Island, Indonesia 2020
Coral Triangle. Things with stings.
Coral Triangle. Frogfish.
Coral Triangle. Crabs & Shrimp.
Coral Triangle. Cuttlefish, Octopi and Squid.
Coral Triangle Butterfly and Angelfish
Belize, October 2021.