Fire urchins, belonging to the genus Asthenosoma, are found throughout the Indo Pacific, typically on mucky bottoms. Their spines are venomous and though not lethal, brushing against one accidentally can result in an extremely painful and “fiery” wound.
This week’s Photo Friday challenge is “Swift”, as in what one must be in order to capture a jelly plankton drifter, at night, in a current. Ned took this shot on an open water night drift dive through Ambon Harbor, Indonesia. Although he was drifting with the current, most of the animals were swimming and [...]
mmmm…fresh coconut after-dive snack
This is my entry for the Photo Friday: Delicious! challenge. Aboard the Dewi Nusantara, fresh green coconut was one of my favorite after-dive snacks. Nothing processed, no additives – just fresh and succulent, right out of the husk. The crew demonstrated how to eat the coconut meat by cutting off [...]
Oh crocodile fish, what beautiful eyes you have!
Photo Friday: Activity is the challenge this week. Our favorite activity underwater is “critter hunting” – the search for unusual fish and invertebrates. Finding cool critters like this crocodile fish above and the rare melibe nudibranch below are what keep us diving.
When disturbed, the [...]