Red Sea 2009

One week live-aboard in the north Red Sea with friends from Dykterminalen. We went from Hurghada with Shark Point (in Ras Mohammed NP) and the famous war wreck Thistlegorm as highlights.
November 2009.

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Abudjubbe's splendour wrasse (Cheilinus abudju...
Abudjubbe's splendour wrasse (Cheilinus abudjubbe)
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Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
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Sailfin tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)
Sailfin tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)
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seasquirt
seasquirt
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Rock-boring urchine (Echinometra mathaei)
Rock-boring urchine (Echinometra mathaei)
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A big slipper lobster! Probably a Clam digger ...
A big slipper lobster! Probably a Clam digger (Scyllarides tridacnophaga)
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A big slipper lobster! Probably a Clam digger ...
A big slipper lobster! Probably a Clam digger (Scyllarides tridacnophaga)
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a lizardfish (Synodus sp)
a lizardfish (Synodus sp)
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goatfish (Parupeneus sp)
goatfish (Parupeneus sp)
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Parrotfish fin
Parrotfish fin
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Arabian boxfish (Ostracion cyanurus)
Arabian boxfish (Ostracion cyanurus)
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Red Sea fire urchin (Asthenosoma marisrubri)
Red Sea fire urchin (Asthenosoma marisrubri)
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Christmastree tubeworm (Spirobranchus giganteu...
Christmastree tubeworm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
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Divers at the wreck of Ghiannis D
Divers at the wreck of Ghiannis D
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Ghiannis D
Ghiannis D
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Yellowsaddle goatfish (Parupeneus cyklostomus)
Yellowsaddle goatfish (Parupeneus cyklostomus)
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Overgrowth
Overgrowth
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jellyfish
jellyfish
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Arabian angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus)
Arabian angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus)
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Dunraven wreck with Giant squirrelfish (Sargoc...
Dunraven wreck with Giant squirrelfish (Sargocentron spiniferum)
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Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa)
Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa)
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Slingjaw wrasse (Epibulus insidiator)
Slingjaw wrasse (Epibulus insidiator)
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Yellowtail barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda)
Yellowtail barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda)
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Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)
Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)
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Greasy grouper (Epinephelus tauvina)
Greasy grouper (Epinephelus tauvina)
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Striped bristletooth (Ctenochaetus striatus)
Striped bristletooth (Ctenochaetus striatus)
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Rusty parrotfish, female (Scarus ferrugineus)
Rusty parrotfish, female (Scarus ferrugineus)
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Common bigeye (Priacanthus hamrur)
Common bigeye (Priacanthus hamrur)
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Redbreasted splendour wrasse (Cheilinus fascia...
Redbreasted splendour wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus)
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cup coral (Tubastraea sp)
cup coral (Tubastraea sp)
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Basket star (Astroboa nuda)
Basket star (Astroboa nuda)
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Piet with Potato grouper (Epinephelus tukula) ...
Piet with Potato grouper (Epinephelus tukula) at 32 m depth
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soft corals with Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudant...
soft corals with Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
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Fan corals with Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanth...
Fan corals with Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
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Slingjaw wrasse (Epibulus insidiator)
Slingjaw wrasse (Epibulus insidiator)
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Noded horny coral (Melithaea splendens)
Noded horny coral (Melithaea splendens)
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One of the famous motorbikes on Thistlegorm
One of the famous motorbikes on Thistlegorm
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Inside one of the cargo holds
Inside one of the cargo holds
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view through a porthole
view through a porthole
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An imploded gas tank
An imploded gas tank
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Sailfin tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)
Sailfin tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)
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anemone
anemone
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encusting sponge on ship plate
encusting sponge on ship plate
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juvenile grouper resting in a sponge
juvenile grouper resting in a sponge
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Ringed chromodorid (Goniobranchus annulata)
Ringed chromodorid (Goniobranchus annulata)
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Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
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manufactured 1929, sunk 1941
manufactured 1929, sunk 1941
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Red sea bannerfish (Heniochus intermedius)
Red sea bannerfish (Heniochus intermedius)
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one of the guns of Thistlegorm and yours truly
one of the guns of Thistlegorm and yours truly
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Napoleonfish (Cheilinus undulatus)
Napoleonfish (Cheilinus undulatus)
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underwater gangway
underwater gangway
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Royal angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus)
Royal angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus)
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Bird wrasse (Gomphosus caeruleus)
Bird wrasse (Gomphosus caeruleus)
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Longnose parrotfish (Hipposcarus harid)
Longnose parrotfish (Hipposcarus harid)
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Lunar fusilier (Caesio lunaris)
Lunar fusilier (Caesio lunaris)
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Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
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coral guard crab (Trapetzia sp)
coral guard crab (Trapetzia sp)
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Coral scorpionfish (Sebastapistes cyanostigma)
Coral scorpionfish (Sebastapistes cyanostigma)
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Honeycomb coral (Favia sp) with polyps out
Honeycomb coral (Favia sp) with polyps out
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Orangehead butterflyfish (Caetodon larvatus)
Orangehead butterflyfish (Caetodon larvatus)
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Yellowmouth moray (Gymnothorax nudivomer)
Yellowmouth moray (Gymnothorax nudivomer)
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Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
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Honeycomb coral (Favia sp) with polyps withdra...
Honeycomb coral (Favia sp) with polyps withdrawn
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Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
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flowerpot coral (Goniopora sp)
flowerpot coral (Goniopora sp)
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Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
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Arabian Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus assa...
Arabian Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus assasi)
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Two large Giant morays (Gymnothorax javanicus)
Two large Giant morays (Gymnothorax javanicus)
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Blacktip grouper (Epinephelus asciatus)
Blacktip grouper (Epinephelus asciatus)
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Dotted parrotfish (Calotomus viridecens)
Dotted parrotfish (Calotomus viridecens)
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Jewel fairy basslet (female) (Pseudanthias squ...
Jewel fairy basslet (female) (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
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plankton feeding, Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudan...
plankton feeding, Jewel fairy basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
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Jewel fairy basslet (male) (Pseudanthias squam...
Jewel fairy basslet (male) (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
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Indo-Pacific sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis)
Indo-Pacific sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis)
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coral polyps
coral polyps
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Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
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Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
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Clown sand wrasse (juv) (Coris aygula)
Clown sand wrasse (juv) (Coris aygula)
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Redback butterflyfish (Chaetodon paucifasciatu...
Redback butterflyfish (Chaetodon paucifasciatus)
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Long-arm cleaner shrimp (Ancylomenes longicarp...
Long-arm cleaner shrimp (Ancylomenes longicarpus)
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Speckeled sandperch (Parapercis hexophtalma)
Speckeled sandperch (Parapercis hexophtalma)
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classic view of a pair of Masked butterflyfish...
classic view of a pair of Masked butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) in the shade of an Acropora coral
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Bluethroat triggerfish (Sufflamen albicaudatus)
Bluethroat triggerfish (Sufflamen albicaudatus)
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Lemon goby (Gobidon citrinus)
Lemon goby (Gobidon citrinus)

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