Lembeh Cottage Critter Update: 1st half of July 2011

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Some of our critter encounters from 1st half of July 2011:

Leaf Fish, Sea Moth, Sweetlips, Mimic Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ambon Scorpionfish, Flying Gurnard,  Lionfish, Waspfish, Yellow Frogfish, Nudibranchs, Lembeh Velvetfish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Devil Scorpionfish, Boxfish, Hermit Crab, Sand Diver, Flathead, Spiny Lobster, Stargazer, Pygmy Seahorse, Emperor Shrimp, Electric Clam, Tozeuma Shrimp, Bobbit Worm, Elbow Crab, Bobtail Squid

Critter Focus:  Frogfish

Frogfish (Antennariidae) are also known as anglerfish as they have a lure protruding from just above their snout which they wiggle energetically, like a fishing rod, to attract their prey. Their pectoral and ventral fins have evolved into webbed 'feet' and 'hands' which they use to 'walk' and perch on coral trying to blend into their environment. As you can see from this photo sometimes they aren't very successful at 'blending in'!!!

This photo was taken by Lou using our rental Canon S95 camera, which you can hire from 'The Digital Centre', whilst diving at either of our dive centres at Kima Bajo or at Lembeh Cottages.

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