School of Bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Djibouti
Red lionfish (Pterois volitans)
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Red Sea clownfish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)
Giant oceanic manta ray (Mobula birostris)
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)
Bluespotted cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii), Andaman Sea
Pair of Yellow Coral Gobies (Gobiodon okinawae). An adult Yellow Coral Goby is only three centimètres long. The two fishes have taken up residence in a piece of bamboo fell under water.
Underwater Canyon, Mediterranean Sea, France
White-eyed moray (Siderea thyrsoidea)
Coral hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus)
Two whale sharks (Rhincodon typus)
Bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma)
Black-blotched porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus), Djibouti
Whale shark, Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti
Hawksbill sea turtle, Maldives
Orange-fin anemonefish (Amphiprion chrysopterus)
Napoleon Fish (Cheilinus undulatus)
The Palau archipelago is located in West Pacific Ocean, east of Philippines. The archipelago is composed of more than 250 islands. Those islands are for most of them inhabited and they are mainly covered with tropical forest and mangrove. This short presentation is by itself forewarning nice adventures. But adding to that a lake full of jellyfish makes Palau become an even more extraordinary region.
White-Spotted Limefish (Cantherhines macrocerus), Caribbean Sea
Branching vase sponge (Callyspongia vaginalis), Caribbean sea, Mexico
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus)
Ardeadoris Egretta, Celebes sea
Ardeadoris is a genus of sea slugs which can be up to 10cm long
School of bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus), Celebes Sea
Spot-fin porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maldives
The porcupinefish, in case of danger can inflate itself by swallowing water to deter the potential predator with its larger volume and it can raise its spines. In addition, it concentrates a mortal poison in certain parts of its body.
Spirographe (Spirographis spallanzani), Mediterranean sea
The Spirograph is a sea worm living in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Atlantic Ocean and in the North Sea.
This animal, living and fixed on a rock wall, can be seen up to 40 meters deep in the water. Being able to measure up to 35 centimeters long, this animal deploys from its mouth a feather duster of filaments enabling to catch its food and some air. The stem of this sea flower is in reality a tube made out of mucus and sand by the worm.
Maldives Blenny (Ecsenius minutus)
Tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus), Maldives
Nocturnal in habits, the tawny nurse shark tends to spend the day resting in piles of two dozen or more individuals inside caves or under ledges. At night, it is an active-swimming predator that uses a powerful suction force to extract prey from inside holes and crevices. The diet of this species consists mainly of octopus, crustaceans such crabs, small fishes.