Friday, August 31, 2012

Egg of Nudibranch, food for Nudibranch?? Bunaken (Manado)

This is the egg of Glossodoris stellatus, size 2-3cm.
When I took picture, could not see clearly there were two different nudibranch staying inside... eating egg?? maybe...  amazing...

Glossodoris stellatus

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bunaken, Chelidonura sandrana and Glossodoris stellatus

I love this leopard looking sea slug. The size is 15mm.
Chelidonura sandrana

This nudybranch looks like "gumi" or "jelly bean"... sweet... 
Glossodoris stellatus

Photo by R.Downey

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Giant Trevally(Caranx ignobilis) at Bunaken Island

"Ron's point" at the corner of south west Bunaken I.S., It gets sometimes very strong current.
17th of August, there was some current and slightly down current as well, but we could enjoy meeting with these school of Giant Trevally, Bigeye trevally at deeper down, also with Yellowfin Barracuda, some huge Napoleon fish, garden eel, etc.
Sometimes if there is no current or slow current, nothing happen, no show of these big fish in same dive site, but today's diving was so fantastic!

Video by R.Downey (Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Enjoy a cocktail at the beautiful moment of the earth

Enjoy a cool cocktail at sunset time on the Cha Cha balcony with stunning sea view. 

Congratulation!! New PADI Scuba Divers!

For the last week the Water Temperature has been around 29-30 Degrees
Visibility - 20 - 30 meters
Surface Weather - Sunny with the odd day a little swell.

Yesterday we had Shi and Herbert Complete the PADI Scuba Diver Course and followed up with some fun dives. They purchased there own camera so here is a nice shot of them both Hovering along the reef during a fun dive. :)

Yet again more happy students, We hope to see you again at cha cha in the not so distant future.

Congratulation from the Cha Cha Team

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flower Ghost Shrimp (Neotrypaea californiensis)

Common name: Flower Ghost Shrimp, Tide pool Shrimp

Found this in the dry sand at very low tide beach, seemed to be struggling a lot. In the beginning I thought it's start changing their skin, but not. It was struggling because of the body start gets dry I guess. so moved it gently to the very shallow water 30cm away.  
Finally this shrimp start gets really active in very shallow water and digging a whole which somebody already live in....

But as you can see it's holding a lot of orange color eggs under the body.

Enjoy the Video.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Wheeler's Watchman Goby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri)

Wheeler's Watchman Goby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri)

Wheeler's Watchman Goby is also know as Wheeler's Prawn Goby, Gorgeous prawn goby, Wheeler's shrimp Goby.
This is a goby from the Indo-Pacific. It grows to a size of 10 cm in length. 

Frogfish - up side down pose.....

Frogfish - Size about 25cm
Can you see where is his/hers eye?

Frogfishes, family Antennariidae, are a type of anglerfish in the order Lophiiformes. They are known as anglerfishes in Australia, where 'frogfish' refers to a different type of fish. Frogfishes are found in almost all tropical and subtropical oceans and seas around the world, the primary exception being the Mediterranean Sea.