Posts Tagged "Underwater photography"

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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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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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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