Monad Shoal, near Malapascua Island, the Philippines “Curious Thresher“ We jumped off the dive boat from Evolution Dive at Malapascua Island at about 6:15 in the morning. We had enjoyed a glorious sunrise during the half-hour ride to the site, interspersed with cool showers as the breeze picked up the spray from our boat smacking […]
The Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (also, St. Elsewhere, in the Caribbean) “Reef Squid“ Squid are ubiquitous in every ocean. On the reef, they are seldom seen alone. Usually, divers and snorkelers will notice a line stretching down the reef — squid all arranged facing the same direction, moving easily along the contour of the […]
Peering into the depression, I saw a red robust ghost pipefish. As I watched, the small ghost pipefish moved over a hydroid branch, moving in to the side of the small depression where he was hiding.