Check out why the Coconut octopus is one of our favorite cephalopods in the Lembeh Strait.
Have you ever seen a frogfish do the splits? Harlequin shrimps, ghost pipefish and an extremely cute baby coconut octopus in a shell round out this latest, greatest Critters of the Lembeh Strait episode!
Watch this comic-like movie of the Gymnodoris rubropapulosa trying to eat a Hypselodoris whitei.
The last weeks were pretty “HAIRY” – watch our latest episode to find out what else happened in the Strait.
Some of the highlights of the latest episode of “Critters of the Lembeh Strait” include hairy frogfish, some of them come in pairs, another mototi octopus and the tiny Doto ussi Ortea (nudibranch). Also keep your eyes open for the scary teeth of a snake eel. Enjoy!
Finally, after almost 2 years of diving the Lembeh Strait and not seeing this critter with my own eyes, I got to see it and got some footage: THE POISON OCELLATE OCTOPUS (Octopus mototi). As if that wasn’t enough, a day later an always welcome little fella showed up: THE HAIRY OCTOPUS (Octopus sp.). Of course there are lots more critters to see in the latest episode, check it out!
Did you know that the Melibe nudibranch is also called the Megamouth nudibranch? Want to know why? Watch this video to find out.
In this latest video, check out the Nembrotha rutilans in the midst of eating a tunicate – it reminds us of drinking a milkshake through a straw! There’s also some spectacular footage of a Melibe papillosa – truly a strange nudibranch – and a frogfish waving its lure in the hopes of catching a meal.
We had a lot of mating going on lately, and highlights from the last two weeks include flamboyant cuttlefish laying eggs, wunderpus mating (rare to see this!) and a beautiful ornate ghost pipefish with a pouch full of eggs. Enjoy!
This week’s video of Lembeh critter goodies features superb close-up footage of a broadclub cuttlefish mom delicately placing her eggs in a coral patch and a gorgeous pink paddleflap rhinopias just being its fabulous self. Also take a moment to appreciate the glimpses into the world of super-macro, difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye, such as a tiny commensal shrimp aerating its eggs and, right at the start of the video, the way a messmate pipefish’s camouflaged eyes move as it surveys its environment. If you love nudibranchs, there is something for you as well. Enjoy the Critters of the Lembeh Strait!