Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another Day in Paradise!!!

Bobby share of his's Nasi Kunning (yellow rice) to Gerry Large from US!!

Look at them how romantic was sharing food together!!

In return Gerry give a KISS to Bobby!!

Aaron Liew, Fang Mun Yean, Lim Hov Hock & Sheren Yeo of Malaysian group photo with SWV Divecenter staffs!!

Weather on 27th April was sunny!!

Ricardo, Iliana, Guillerno, Tania & Froi!!

Ricardo Gomez Lozano (in center with red cap) Director of Parque Nacional Arrecifes De Cozumel, Mexico.

Alexey Valuyskiy & Andrey Samatov from Russian had group photo with SWV Divecenter Dive Guides together with Andy of Scubazoo!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Research Dive - Part 3!!!

This was continue on Part 2!!

On 24th April 2009 Research dive at Siamil & Danawan!!

2nd group were Froi, Abi, Jimmy & Alex (not in photo)!!

Nudibranch Willan's Chromodoris!!

Kune's Chromodoris!!

What is this?...rock?....soft coral? No!! Is nudibranch!!

Found by Alex & he was searching for this species when saw in the new book of Nudibranchs Encyclopedia!!

Coleman's Melibe - Tethydidae

This Melibe species was 1st discovered by Neville Coleman in Mabul Island & was named after him!!

Alex call it a Ghost Nudibranchs & not easy to spot if doesn't move!!

Ornate Ghostpipefish!!

2 Butterflyfish was fighting & another 1 watching!! Sorry couldn't take good photo of its!!

Siamil Island now most dive operators bring their guests went there diving!! Remember that we had make the resting place or BBQ?? Now few dive operator use it!!

Not many dive to Danawan Island!!

This morning was rain shower but later was cloudy & sunny!!

Little Dragonfish!!

This was species of Spider Crab!!

Long-nose Hawkfish!!

Ocellated Flounder!!

Pair of Many-host Goby....

This female Many-host Goby just laid eggs on the ascidian!!

Upside down Jellyfish!!

School of Catfishes!!

This was our pack lunch & we had done 4 dives!!
"Shall we Let's go diving!!"

Pair of Crab-eyed Goby!!

Pair of Red-margin Shrimpgoby!!

School of Banded Trevally!!

Mantis Shrimp feeding on dead fish!!

Pair of Black Shrimpgoby!!

Hermit Crab!!

Mimic Octopus found by Jimmy!!

Mimic Octopus has its elongate arms with brown transverse bands!!

It was beautiful species octopus!!

It can mimic many thing like if doesn't move can look like feather star, anemone, snake eel and if move like stingray, crab walk, swimming lionfish at many more!!

What a dive that can never be forget & so much micro marine lifes found!!

Young Flamboyant Cuttlefish!!

Spine-cheek Anemonefish!!

This nudibranch maybe new species?!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

STOP Fish Bombing!!!

On 24th April we do research dive at new site saw many dead fishes on reefs!!

Saw school of Catfishes in far distance were act defensive behavior!! Normally when get close to its then will has such behavior!! Why??

There was a blast happening near this site and we follow the dead fishes!!

After swimming 5 minute then found the blasted site!!

This was done in early morning because when we arrival at 0830 didn't saw any fisherman boat near by!!

Most of dead fishes on the group where we saw were school of Silverside & young Fusiler species!!

We wonder why many dead fishes on ground wasn't pick up?? Are they have enough for today catch??

We start to look around & investigate the blasted area!!

Found dead butterflyfish!!

Found dead Rabbitfish!!

Saw small school of Silverside strange swimming behavior!!

Those Catfishes & Silversides behavior we believe was cause by the impact of the explosion!! When we heard loud explosion sound underwater was actually very far because sound travel 4 times faster!! Imagine if the explosion just close & near!! Those fishes today lucky can survive but what next??

Look at Jimmy has pick up few kinds of dead fishes!!

Why Fish Bombing??

Look at those Coral reefs that has been live million of years and where its now??

This home made explosion getting powerful more than 10 years before!!

This Blackspotted Puffer wasn't dead & it doesn't swim away when touched!!

Ops! Another dead fish!! Look at the branches coral cover of sand powder!! It not blasted today but it will dead slowly because of cover by sand strom & attack by bacteria!!

Those fishes at this site where we saw early wasn't big!!

Are those dead fishes size good enough to serve on table??

"We found survival here! Medic quick came over here!" above rescue voice can heard in mainland when a disaster happen!!
How about underwater life??
This Butterflyfish was really struggle for survive!!
This Cardinalfish still live but it couldn't stay long while the above already dead!!

At the end this Butterflyfish (on above picture) finally dead!! No help come! We human can't do anything just watch it dead!!

Same as this Angelfish!! Where is our Angel??

We had counted total about 30 dead fishes (size shown in Jimmy's hand) & thousand dead fishes in small size left over in ground!!

We had been reported to authority about recently active back of fish bombing start last year!! There wasn't any fish bombing after the 911 incident in the year 2001 where we had more securities guarded in our water!! Now we had the securities all over the area but still fish bombing on!! WHY??

Are this peoples challenge our enforcement?? Or they been told from other that our punishment for such activity was weak?? What will happen that the fish bomb place in human place??

We believe if the enforcement & punishment heavy and such unhealthy activity wouldn't happen!!
Most such fish bombing done by refugee & encourage by local for demand of fishes!!
Enforce of punishment to send back where coming from & cannot stay in this country, seizure of all belonging goods & properties, last was the Death penalty of own a Home made bomb because it can kill lifes.
What ever was need to act fast for stop fish bombing before it too late!!
For Enforcement units & Highest Authority must been brief by Marine lifes & Environments Expert time to time that not only safe guard for the Country and for our natural treasure resources!! If everyone have a heart of loving nature then our World will peace & happy life!!

God's creation & are our duties to preserve & protection!!
Do you want to see it break like shown on picture??