Some fish change dramatically as they mature from the juvenile to intermediate to adult stage. Let the expert pirates at Sea Rovers help you check them off your bucket list.
Batfish / Spadefish (Platax pinnatus)
This is technically an intermediate phase since you can see stripes starting to form
Here’s the adult phase
Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)
Here is the stunning juvenile.
I don’t yet have a photo of the adult, but here’s one thanks to Wikipedia
Always a crowd-pleaser, everyone loves Nemo. Anemonefish is the more accurate name for these guys–although most folks just call them clownfish. There are more than 30 different species of anemonefish.
All of these photos were shot in Menjangan. Let the expert guides of Sea Rovers find some for you so you can delight your non-diving friends with your pics.
A pair of pink anemone fish in their purple-tipped anemone
False clownfish pair
The resident photo wench did another long shore dive today (138 minutes) at Mucky Pirates Bay with the helpful support pirate crew from Sea Rovers. Although not as productive as yesterday photo-wise (no trusty guide to find critters), I thought I’d post the top 3 shots. Enjoy!
Surprisingly, this little guy let me get close enough for the +10 diopter
Another patient little fish that let me get quite close
A peek under the mantle of a Chromodoris nudibranch
3-D Nudibranch face
Menjangan Island isn’t just about dramatic walls–there are lots of other small critters to see there if you look (or stay close to the observant dive guides). All of these photos were shot on the same day. The Sea Rovers crew along with guide Edy took us to Eel Garden first, followed by Dreamland. Long dives (60+ minutes) at both sites offered many photographic subjects–here are some of the best shots.
A trio of Nemo’s
Is that a baby bump on this pygmy?
Giant frogfish waits patiently for dinner to swim by
A striped triple-fin gobie perched on an orange sponge
A pair of pink anemonefish above their purple-tipped anemone