Here’s how the microbeads in your toothpaste or face wash end up in your food
Read more about how these compounds found in a lot of personal products are negatively impacting our oceans. I won’t be buying any more of the face wash that I’ve used for years.
Panoramic view of Mucky Pirates Bay at sunset
Night dives at Mucky Pirates Bay with the Pirates of Sea Rovers are awesome! We often see frogfish, octopus, sometimes seahorses and other unique night time critters. When you book a dive package of 3 days or more, you will get a free night or shore dive.
Walter from Malaysia went out with dive guide Edi to shoot the creatures of the night here on our house reef. Hopefully Walter will send in some of his photos for us to share.
Walter getting ready to put on his tank
Edi defogging his mask as Walter waits excitedly to get in and start shooting
Walter and camera are ready to shoot some critters
A few fish faces for your Friday
Scorpionfish profile from Menjangan
Giant frogfish profile taken at Eel Garden in Menjangan
A 2-fer with a white spotted puffer and cleaner wrasse from Pemuteran
One of a large group of catfish under a structure in Secret Bay
I had this great idea of doing a weekly Throwback Thursday post, choosing images shot in the same week of a previous year. I found a file of images from 2009 and had several photos ready to post, but then realized that none of these critters are found here in NW Bali (I was living in Grand Cayman then).
So, I had to change my criteria and just picked photos from the past of things that could be found here. So, the photos in today’s post were shot in 2001 when I was on a liveaboard in Komodo. I’ve seen all of them this month on my dives with Sea Rovers.
Mantis shrimp poking out of its hole
Porcelain crab in its anemone
Usually you see just the tiger cowrie shell, but this one’s mantle is extended & it is feeding
Walter from Malaysia had the luxury of a boat all to himself this morning and dove at the Underwater Temple Garden, and I got a chance to join him on his second dive at Midway here in Pemuteran. Both of us were toting monster camera systems set up for macro, and dive guide Edi found us some lovely subjects. Walter–send us some of YOUR shots.
Portrait of a red striped blenny
A lovely white and pink scorpionfish
Tiny arrow blenny
Octopus in his hole
I was able to coax the octopus out of his hole–note the color change
Supermacro shot of a mushroom coral ghost shrimp
Here’s a closeup that shows this shrimp is carrying eggs
An industrious Balinese high schooler started a business selling bamboo straws
I ran across a couple of articles today about straws that I thought I would share. First, from National Geographic: “Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic.”
The second one, from our own backyard here in Bali, made me smile and gives me hope: “Putu’s Bamboo Straws.”
Do your part–say ‘No Thanks’ to plastic straws.
Ways to Protect Coral Reefs
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