Posts Tagged "Koh Phangan marine life"

Pennaria disticha

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in | Comments Off on Pennaria disticha

Pennaria disticha is another colonial hydroid that you are unlikely to notice when diving or snorkelling here. They are most often found on piers and moorings around Koh...

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Gymnodoris species

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in | Comments Off on Gymnodoris species

This Gymnodoris species can be no more than 8mm long. It’s moving at great speed over an Avrainvillea green algae – around a sedentary Costasiella sap sucker. The active carnivore and the laid-back vegetarian – on a microscopic...

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Farewell to the Chaloklum Diving blog!!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Farewell to the Chaloklum Diving blog!!

It’s been low season for a while at the dive centre – time once again to think about all those jobs that we forgot to do. And we’ve realised that it’s over 9 months since we posted our last Koh Phangan update! On checking with our social media experts, it seems like blogs are not really the done thing any longer – therefore it’s got to be time for us to write the last post (a mournful trumpet blows in the background, etc…). Here we go:- Our nice new Chaloklum Diving sub-office, based on the main road is now finished and working. A little earlier than...

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Porites; Pore Corals

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in | Comments Off on Porites; Pore Corals

The massive Porites Pore Corals form the main structure of many of the coral reefs around Koh Phangan. During the day their corallum are usually retracted, giving the surface of the coral a porous...

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Ellisellidae, Whip and Wire Corals

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in | Comments Off on Ellisellidae, Whip and Wire Corals

The Ellisellidae Octocorals are flexible but strong, with an internal skeleton made of a complex protein called gorgonin. Rarely seen on a coral reef, they are normally found on rocky, exposed dive sites. Ellisella and Junceella - Whip Corals These flexible Octocorals are found where the strong currents can run. 16 Photos Ctenocella - Lyre Sea Fans. Looking like a fan rather than a whip - more appropriately known as Harp Coral ....

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