Posts Tagged "Koh Phangan marine life"

The Return of the Chaloklum Diving Blog!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

The Return of the Chaloklum Diving Blog!

Well… It seems that stopping our diving blog was not the best idea!! Our supporters have said that they enjoyed reading our occasional news bulletins and keeping in touch with the dive school via the website. What’s more, the mighty Google prefers that we make regular postings to our websites – so, we better get on with it! Actually the plan is to cover a variety of other topics – not just what’s happening at the dive centre. So expect to see articles on our marine environment, Koh Phangan goings-on, and who knows what else. That way it should be more...

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Rhodactis species

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 in | Comments Off on Rhodactis species

Apparently the small side tentacles on Rhodactis species Corallimorpharians are poisonous. This is to discourage any neighbouring lifeforms from getting too...

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Thorny Oyster; Spondylus coccineus

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in | Comments Off on Thorny Oyster; Spondylus coccineus

The Thorny Oyster cements itself to rocks and filter feeds like the true oyster but is not so similar otherwise. It features quite a sophisticated nervous system and multiple eyes on their...

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Axiidea; Burrowing Shrimps

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019 in | Comments Off on Axiidea; Burrowing Shrimps

Also known as Mud Shrimps, these decapods live only below the sand. This meant that when we encountered this one when diving in Chaloklum Bay, we had no idea what it was! Turns out that he’s from the Callianassidae family – a male Trypaea australiensis probably. It seems that members of this infra-order are not at all like your conventional Caridean...

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Moon Crab, Ashtoret lunaris

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in | Comments Off on Moon Crab, Ashtoret lunaris

The Moon Crab is a type of swimmer crab, also adapted for digging in the sand. It differs from the family Portunidae in that all its back legs are...

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