Thursday, September 13, 2007

Can You Find Me?

Mabul and Kapalai dive are famous with macro stuff. For those who like macro, they will love to dive here. Today i am going to introduce you these 2 very small stuff. To spot them are still a big problem for many diver. Don't be sad! Don't upset! By the moment we know where they are hiding. Just come here....Let's us guide u for this super macro stuff.


Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)

Pygmy seahorse seem to live exclusively on soft coral colonies in deep water (around 20 meter +) and in current-swept areas. It small size and extremely cryptic body shape, coloration and skin texture make it hard to spot. Full range of distribution is still under dispute: reliable sources have recorded it in the vicinity of Mabul and Kapalai. ( This paragraph was taken from – A diver’s guide to Underwater Malaysia: Macrolife written by Andrea and Antonella Ferrari)



Dwarf Pipehorse (Acentronura tentaculata)

An exceptionally well camouflaged little species which looks like a cross between a seahorse and a pipefish proper. A stationary bottom dweller, not uncommon but exceedingly difficult to locate due to its cryptic habits (it stays anchored to small sea grasses by it tail, swaying in the current) and its hairy appendages, which make it look like rotting vegetation. ( This paragraph was taken from – A diver’s guide to Underwater Malaysia: Macrolife written by Andrea and Antonella Ferrari)

Special thank to Mr. Yasuda Yasuhiro for sharing his best picture. ( Arigaju...hehehe...oyaji gyagu (Japanese Language))

2 comments:

ParadiseLoG said...

Thank you for supporting me...i will try my best! i still need funny photo as well as serious photo hahaha.Hope our guest will support us and share more photo with us. Cheers...

Rita said...

yes!yes!yes!you are right!!!This is your
blog,you have authority to choose what kind of picture you want to share.Everything about mabul island or other island is worth to share with us!!!