Monday, June 25, 2007

Hammer Dive!

Hello to all Paradise blogger! Its was such a busy week and sorry for the delay of update. The end of last month, we encountered cold current of upwelling in Sipadan and Mabul. Anyway the weather is raining and windy, and the visibility is less than 15 m. But one of our dive group from Thailand lead by Jay and Ron saw the school of Hammerhead sharks in Sipadan. They are so happy and so excited and some even fear of what they saw infront of them. So end up with no photo of the Hammerhead, but only one of them took a short video of the Hammerhead sharks. This week will uploaded some beautiful photos took by Allan Townsend. Thank you so much for the lovely photos ......they are lovely couple we ever met in SWV Allan and wife Jacqueline. They love gobies so much, so we have some very good photos of the gobies from them. Enjoy!

School of Bumphead Parrotfish(Bulbometopon muricatum) feeding in the early morning.

Beautiful Painted spiny lobster (Panulirus versicolor).

A delightful little Squat / Ambonion shrimp (Thor amboinensis).

Ornate Ghostpipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)

Spine-Cheek Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlip (Plectochinchus chaetodonides)

Crab-eye Goby (Signigobius biocellatus)

A pair of Yellow shrimp goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)

Brownish color phases of Yellow shrimp goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)

Black-ray shrimp goby (Stonogobiops nematodes)


Asther said...

Ooohhh... I've not gotten any good shots of the Black-ray Shrimp Goby. Show me some ya when I come in July!

Anonymous said...

Hi Asther~~

We are waiting for you to come lah!
Going to busy soon during the Mabul Marine Day!

Dive team

Asther said...

Oh... good luck to u all during the Mabul Marine Day! I'll come "kacau" (disturb) u guys AFTER the event. Hahaha... So no rest time for u guys YET!