23 September 2009

I am now enlightened on the world famous place called Lembeh Strait. I’m no longer a Lembeh virgin! Hurrah!

We’re here in Lembeh Resort to show what biodiversity is all about. Coincidentally, we’re also here to Twitter our activities, joining in the worldwide celebration of WWF Founder Sir Peter Scott’s 100th birthday. For one whole day, WWF staff from around the world will Tweet what they are doing on Twitter #wwf24 and we are part of this cool activity called “24 Hours in the Life of WWF”!

So. Our first dive was a spectacular muck extravaganza. I LOVE muck diving, and I was truly in muck heaven. The dive site is called Pantai and here is a gallery of images taken, hmmm, seven minutes away from the resort?

Giant mantis shrimp (Lysiosquilla sp.) out of its hole! Our dive guide marine biologist Dimpy has never seen this in the 3 years she's been here!

Giant mantis shrimp (Lysiosquilla sp.) out of its hole digging! Our dive guide marine biologist Dimpy Jacobs has never seen this in the three years she’s been here!

Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopia frondosa) so well camouflaged! What you don't see in the picture were 7 lionfish and 4 scorpionfish so close together!

Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopia frondosa) so well camouflaged! What you don’t see in the picture were 7 lionfish and 4 scorpionfish so close together!

Immobile juvenile Humpback scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) on the rubble.

Immobile juvenile Humpback scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) on the rubble.

Ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichtys ambioinensis) so beautiful beside a look-a-like seaweed

Ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichtys ambioinensis) so beautiful beside a look-a-like seaweed

Juvenile Starry pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) I like this little baby. We have the same name!

Juvenile Starry pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) I like this little baby. We have the same name!

Couldn't find this beauty for a moment there. A Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)

Couldn’t find this beauty for a moment there. A Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)

Cockatoo waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) with divers in the background

Cockatoo waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) with divers in the background