Posts Tagged "Underwater photography"

Copepods

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in | Comments Off on Copepods

Copepods are no longer than 1 to 2mm in length and can be planktonic or benthic. Ours are bottom dwelling and usually associated with Nudibranch. In the case of Poecilostomatoida they appear to be parasitic. Strictly for Macro Underwater...

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Viguieriotidae, Xmas Soft Coral

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in | Comments Off on Viguieriotidae, Xmas Soft Coral

Xmas Soft Coral has a quite different growth form from the Neptheidae soft corals. For whatever reason it is not a member of any suborder – a unique family! All these underwater photographs were taken at local dive sites in the Chaloklum Bay...

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Stichopus Sea Cucumbers; Synallactida

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in | Comments Off on Stichopus Sea Cucumbers; Synallactida

The Stichopus Sea Cucumbers are squat, square-profiled, thick-bodied creatures. You can see many of them when scuba diving on the reefs at our local dive sites. They are not easy to identify – amongst these underwater photos we might have a new species from Koh Phangan!! Stichopus chloronotus Commonly known as the spiky or black knobby sea cucumber - for obvious reasons. 3 Photos Stichopus cf. horrens An ugly, warty, pustulose beastie - seen on 2 occasions. 4 Photos Stichopus ocellatus A chunky beast - usually found around coral reefs, filter feeding away... 3 Photos...

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Caloria indica

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in | Comments Off on Caloria indica

Caloria indica is a small, busy Aeolid Nudibranch found in Koh Phangan waters. These underwater photographs were mainly taken at Sail Rock. We previously had them in the genus Phidiana – looks like they have...

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Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

After a surprisingly busy start to the month, it’s now low season. Koh Phangan is once again a peaceful, laid-back and very hot/humid island. Mae Haad Beach is fairly deserted and you can even drive around Thongsala without wondering where the next crazy driver is coming from! The SCUBA diving is still good – Sail Rock has excellent visibility, mild current and the occasional Whale Shark. Although Chaloklum Bay is a little cloudy (but still dive-able) the reefs at Koh Ma and Mae Haad are fine for Discover SCUBA Diving, long shallow fun dives, and snorkelling of course. As ever...

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