Halmahera 2011

Two weeks in Weda Bay, Halmahera, east of Sulawesi, Indonesia. With Rob's dive center (only one on the island) where we were the next to last divers since a Chinese mining company bribed their way to an open-pit mining permit neighboring the premises. In spite of the havock, a very good diving trip, although not quite in the same class as Raja Ampat. April 2011

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Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise)
Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise)
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Please don't eat me
Please don't eat me
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hiding featherstar (Comanthus parvicirrus)
hiding featherstar (Comanthus parvicirrus)
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juvenile Titan triggerfish (Balistoides viride...
juvenile Titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens)
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Giant shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris fontanesii)
Giant shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris fontanesii)
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Common reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Common reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
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A beautiful tube worm (Sabellidae)
A beautiful tube worm (Sabellidae)
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Goniobranchus coi
Goniobranchus coi
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The sea-squirt Clavelina robusta
The sea-squirt Clavelina robusta
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Springer's demoiselle (Chrysiptera springeri)
Springer's demoiselle (Chrysiptera springeri)
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Western clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellari...
Western clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
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Clown blenny (Ecsenius axelrodi)
Clown blenny (Ecsenius axelrodi)
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Halgerda batangas
Halgerda batangas
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Tailspot blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)
Tailspot blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)
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Featherstar (Comanthus parvicirrus) in sponge
Featherstar (Comanthus parvicirrus) in sponge
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Corals and featherstars
Corals and featherstars
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fan coral
fan coral
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Bubble coral shrimp (Vir colemani)
Bubble coral shrimp (Vir colemani)
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Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) in b...
Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) in bleached anemone
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Seapen porcelain crab (Porcellanella triloba)
Seapen porcelain crab (Porcellanella triloba)
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A cuttlefish with its prey (a rabbitfish)
A cuttlefish with its prey (a rabbitfish)
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The seasnail Articular harp (Harpa articularis)
The seasnail Articular harp (Harpa articularis)
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swimming Harpa articularis
swimming Harpa articularis
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Steina working on a pygmy seahorse shot
Steina working on a pygmy seahorse shot
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Wally's squat lobster (Lauriea siagiani)
Wally's squat lobster (Lauriea siagiani)
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Schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes)
Schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes)
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Latticed sandperch (Parapercis clathrata)
Latticed sandperch (Parapercis clathrata)
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juvenile Golden damsel (Amblyglyphidodon aureu...
juvenile Golden damsel (Amblyglyphidodon aureus)
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Threadfin hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus)
Threadfin hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus)
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Spinecheek anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus)
Spinecheek anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus)
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commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)
commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)
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commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)
commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)
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slipper lobster (Parribacus sp)
slipper lobster (Parribacus sp)
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Conical spider crab (Xenocarcinus conicus)
Conical spider crab (Xenocarcinus conicus)
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featherstar (Anneissia bennetti)
featherstar (Anneissia bennetti)
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Scissor-tailed fusilier (Caesio Caerulaurea)
Scissor-tailed fusilier (Caesio Caerulaurea)
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Pixy hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus)
Pixy hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus)
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pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)
pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)
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A sponge, probably Haliclona (Reniera) fascige...
A sponge, probably Haliclona (Reniera) fascigera
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Rainford's goby (Amblygobius rainfordi)
Rainford's goby (Amblygobius rainfordi)
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Close-up of soft coral (Dendronephthya sp)
Close-up of soft coral (Dendronephthya sp)
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Brittle-star in coral
Brittle-star in coral
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soft coral (Xeniidae)
soft coral (Xeniidae)
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Sea squirt (Herdmania sp)
Sea squirt (Herdmania sp)
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Chromodoris willani
Chromodoris willani
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Coral close-up
Coral close-up
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Juvenile damsel in a featherstar
Juvenile damsel in a featherstar
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Crinoid squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans)
Crinoid squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans)
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Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes macula...
Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus)
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Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes macula...
Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) with young Clark's anemonefish
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Tube anemone (Cerianthus sp)
Tube anemone (Cerianthus sp)
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Threadfin Trevally (Alectis indica)
Threadfin Trevally (Alectis indica)
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Goby on coral
Goby on coral
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Featherstars in fan coral
Featherstars in fan coral
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Coral close-up
Coral close-up
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Fire dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Fire dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
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Squarespot anthias (Pseudanthias pleurotaenia)
Squarespot anthias (Pseudanthias pleurotaenia)
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Camouflaged goby in fan coral
Camouflaged goby in fan coral
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Coral with tiny goby
Coral with tiny goby
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Coral close-up
Coral close-up
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Yellowstriped anthias (Pseudanthias tuka)
Yellowstriped anthias (Pseudanthias tuka)
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Venus girdle (Cestum veneris)
Venus girdle (Cestum veneris)
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Venus girdle (Cestum veneris)
Venus girdle (Cestum veneris)
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Decorated dartfish (Nemateleotris decora)
Decorated dartfish (Nemateleotris decora)
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The sea-squirt Clavelina diminuta
The sea-squirt Clavelina diminuta
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A plankton-feeder living on a coral
A plankton-feeder living on a coral
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A bleached fan coral
A bleached fan coral
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Vagabond butterflyfish (Chaetodon vagabundus)
Vagabond butterflyfish (Chaetodon vagabundus)
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Banded boxer shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
Banded boxer shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
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Variable thorny oyster (Spondylus varius)
Variable thorny oyster (Spondylus varius)
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An unidendified pygmy pipefish (Corythoichthys...
An unidendified pygmy pipefish (Corythoichthys sp)
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Christmastree tubeworm (Spirobranchus giganteu...
Christmastree tubeworm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
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Banded sole (Soleichthys heterohinos)
Banded sole (Soleichthys heterohinos)
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Black-bar chromis (Chromis retrofasciata)
Black-bar chromis (Chromis retrofasciata)
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Midnight snapper (Macolor macularis)
Midnight snapper (Macolor macularis)
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Bicolor parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor)
Bicolor parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor)
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Stocky anthias (Pseudanthias hypselosoma)
Stocky anthias (Pseudanthias hypselosoma)
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Target prawn goby (Cryptocentrus strigilliceps...
Target prawn goby (Cryptocentrus strigilliceps) with partner shrimp
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Reticulated dascyllus (Dascyllus reticulatus)
Reticulated dascyllus (Dascyllus reticulatus)
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Reticulidia fungia
Reticulidia fungia
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Twinspot cardinalfish (Archamia biguttata)
Twinspot cardinalfish (Archamia biguttata)
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Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometo...
Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)
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Delicate tube worm (Filogranella elatensis)
Delicate tube worm (Filogranella elatensis)
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Moon snail (Tanea undulata)
Moon snail (Tanea undulata)
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juvenile Giant puffer (Arothron stellatus)
juvenile Giant puffer (Arothron stellatus)
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Bobbitt worm (Eunice aphroditois)
Bobbitt worm (Eunice aphroditois)
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Bobbitt worm (Eunice aphroditois)
Bobbitt worm (Eunice aphroditois)

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