Critters of the Lembeh Strait – Episode 01 / 2014

At the moment the Lembeh Strait is “hotter” than ever and our guides have been finding loads of weird critters in the past few weeks. Watch for a little crab aerating its eggs, a ghost pipefish hunting and a coconut octopus rejecting a shell. Want to see more? – Come and dive with critters@lembeh.

Critters of the Lembeh Strait – The Hairy Shrimp

In addition to the Hairy Frogfish, Lembeh also boasts the Hairy Shrimp as part of its assortment of hairy residents. Hairy shrimp (also called Algae shrimp) also count as one of the tiniest critters in the Strait (like really really tiny! Really). They often move about resembling floating bits of algae in either brown, green, or yellow.
Here’s a small collection of the “hairy shrimp” (Phycocaris simulans). You will also be able to see that many of the individuals in this video have eggs. Also keep an eye out for one scene with two of them in one frame… enjoy!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait

The diving in Lembeh Strait was just unbelievable in 2013. Here are some of the highlights from the last year packed into a short video. Watch out for the rhinopias with an egg spiral on the cheek, the baby frogfish which catches a little shrimp, a bobbit worm grabbing a fish and a fangblenny showing its fearsome fangs….Enjoy!