Most divers with an interest in marine life love seeing Frogfish, including us! We found this one a few days ago in Tulamben. We actually went to find some Sea Urchin Shrimps, that we had seen the day before...without a camera. So went back to photograph the shrimp (right).
After finding and photographing the shrimps. We were looking for nudibranchs over a sponge covered bottom and stumbled into this Frogfish (below), so well camouflaged, hiding among some sponges with exactly the same texture and colour as its skin. Even its eye is well camouflaged !
We spent a relaxing morning exploring a new dive site just a few kilometres north-west of Tulamben. Joining us was Tec Diving specialist Ben Walzinger of the Tec Room Bali
We explored three submerged ridges in a small bay. Discovering a very nice cleaning station complete with a dozen coral cod around some very healthy corals. A Pink Leaf Scorpion Fish sat watching over a large area covered in shrimps. Their sheer numbers were almost hard to believe, certainly a very healthy reef system. We also found some nice nudibranchs and on one ridge a field of algae where later in the season we will look further for halimeda ghost pipefish as this was a perfect habitat for them.
Reef Wreck & Critter Blog:
Jeff & Dawn Mullins run this Blog to give an insight into our underwater discoveries in Indonesia and any news about what we are currently doing .