2015-12 Solomon Islands Dives 2178-2210

  • Eight-banded Butterflyfish
    Eight-banded Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon octofasciatus
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7308
    Larry Jackson
  • Springer's Demoiselle
    Springer's Demoiselle
    Chrysiptera springeri
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7309
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Eusyntyela latericius
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7310
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Shrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Spotted Shrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Amblyeleotris guttata & Alpheus ochrostriata
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7314
    Larry Jackson
  • Signal Goby pair
    Signal Goby pair
    Signigobius biocellatus - at their burrow.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7317
    Larry Jackson
  • Crocodile Flathead
    Crocodile Flathead
    Cymbacephalus beauforti - were seen in pairs several times.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7323
    Larry Jackson
  • Regal Angelfish
    Regal Angelfish
    Pygoplites diacanthus - the most commonly seen large angelfish.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7326
    Larry Jackson
  • Rolland's Demoiselle
    Rolland's Demoiselle
    Chrysiptera rollandi
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7330
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Auletta sp. - brightly colored, readily identifiable.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7332
    Larry Jackson
  • Striped Blenny
    Striped Blenny
    Ecsenius prooculis
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7339
    Larry Jackson
  • Plate Coral
    Plate Coral
    Turbinaria peltata - can develop into very large colonies.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7341
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish
    Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon baronessa
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7342
    Larry Jackson
  • Whitetip Soldierfish
    Whitetip Soldierfish
    Myripristis vittata
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7344
    Larry Jackson
  • Forest
    Forest
    I surfaced at the end of the 'cut' to have a look at the forest above.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7349
    Larry Jackson
  • Calcareous Sponge
    Calcareous Sponge
    Clathrina sp 2 - small, delicate looking.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7353
    Larry Jackson
  • Bullock's Hypselodoris, mating
    Bullock's Hypselodoris, mating
    Hypselodoris bullocki
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7358
    Larry Jackson
  • Banana Nudibranch & egg mass
    Banana Nudibranch & egg mass
    Aegires minor - starting to lay an egg ribbon.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7360
    Larry Jackson
  • Blue & Yellow Fusiliers
    Blue & Yellow Fusiliers
    Caesio teres - swimming off the reef wall.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7364
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - in a Leathery Sea Anemone.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7373
    Larry Jackson
  • Eclipse Butterflyfish
    Eclipse Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon bennetti
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7379
    Larry Jackson
  • Whitecheek Surgeonfish
    Whitecheek Surgeonfish
    Acanthurus nigricans
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7385
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - in Merten's Carpet Anemone.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7388
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - it is uncommon to see two in the same anemone.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7391
    Larry Jackson
  • Coral Residing Hermit Crabs
    Coral Residing Hermit Crabs
    Paguritta corallicola - appear to gather passing food with their feathery antennae.
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7401
    Larry Jackson
  • Dwarf Hawkfish
    Dwarf Hawkfish
    Cirrhitichthys falco
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7407
    Larry Jackson
  • Feminie Wrasse
    Feminie Wrasse
    Anampses femininus - juvenile phase.
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7411
    Larry Jackson
  • Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Premnas biaculeatus - large female.
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7414
    Larry Jackson
  • Bicolor Angelfish
    Bicolor Angelfish
    Centropyge bicolor
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7422
    Larry Jackson
  • Pachyclavularia violacea
    Pachyclavularia violacea
    A nice looking soft coral polyp that grows in mats.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7427
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Acanthogorgia specie - a lot of tiny Sea Stars feeding near the edges.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7430
    Larry Jackson
  • Pictus Blenny
    Pictus Blenny
    Ecsenius pictus
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7432
    Larry Jackson
  • Spanish Dancer egg mass
    Spanish Dancer egg mass
    Hexabranchus sanguineus - egg ribbon of the large nudibranch.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7434
    Larry Jackson
  • Organ Pipe Coral
    Organ Pipe Coral
    Tubipora musica - a soft coral that builds red tubes that give it the name.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7436
    Larry Jackson
  • Ornate Ghost Pipefish, male
    Ornate Ghost Pipefish, male
    Solenostomus paradoxus - nearly disappears in the feather star.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7440
    Larry Jackson
  • Fire Dartfish
    Fire Dartfish
    Nemateleotris magnifica
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7445
    Larry Jackson
  • Loch's Chromodoris
    Loch's Chromodoris
    Chromodoris lochi - the most commmonly seen nudibranch on this trip.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7446
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora donei
    Acropora donei
    One of the large shelving Acropora corals.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7448
    Larry Jackson
  • Mimic Surgeonfish
    Mimic Surgeonfish
    Acanthurus pyroferus - at a cleaning station.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7449
    Larry Jackson
  • Neptune's Cap
    Neptune's Cap
    Halomitra pileus
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7450
    Larry Jackson
  • Arc-eye Hawkfish
    Arc-eye Hawkfish
    Paracirrhites arcatus
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7452
    Larry Jackson
  • Pinktail Triggerfish
    Pinktail Triggerfish
    Melichthys vidua
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7453
    Larry Jackson
  • Dark Red-spined Brittle Stars
    Dark Red-spined Brittle Stars
    Ophiothrix purpurea - in coral.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7455
    Larry Jackson
  • Gilded Triggerfish, female
    Gilded Triggerfish, female
    Xanthichthys auromarginatus
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7458
    Larry Jackson
  • Gilded Triggerfish, female
    Gilded Triggerfish, female
    Xanthichthys auromarginatus - being cleaned.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7459
    Larry Jackson
  • Maxima Giant Clam
    Maxima Giant Clam
    Tridacna maxima
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2182#7462
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackspot Cleaner Wrasse
    Blackspot Cleaner Wrasse
    Labroides pectoralis
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7464
    Larry Jackson
  • Orange-finned Anemonefish
    Orange-finned Anemonefish
    Amphiprion chrysopterus - female defending her territory.
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7465
    Larry Jackson
  • Bignose Unicornfish
    Bignose Unicornfish
    Naso vlamingii
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7468
    Larry Jackson
  • Bignose Unicornfish
    Bignose Unicornfish
    Naso vlamingii
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7471
    Larry Jackson
  • Bicolor Parrotfish
    Bicolor Parrotfish
    Cetoscarus bicolor - courtship behavior.
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7476
    Larry Jackson
  • Jewel Damsel
    Jewel Damsel
    Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus - algae farmers on dead coral surfaces.
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7480
    Larry Jackson
  • Moorish Idol
    Moorish Idol
    Zanclus cornutus
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7483
    Larry Jackson
  • Two-spined Angelfish
    Two-spined Angelfish
    Centropyge bispinosus
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7484
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - in Merten's Carpet Anemone.
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7488
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Unicornfish
    Spotted Unicornfish
    Naso brevirostris
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2183#7490
    Larry Jackson
  • Giant Clam
    Giant Clam
    Tridacna gigas - that gives this dive location its name.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7491
    Larry Jackson
  • Redfin Butterflyfish
    Redfin Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon lunulatus
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7493
    Larry Jackson
  • Gilded Triggerfish, male
    Gilded Triggerfish, male
    Xanthichthys auromarginatus - also called Bluechin Triggerfish.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7494
    Larry Jackson
  • Barred Thicklip
    Barred Thicklip
    Hemigymnus fasciatus - terminal (male) phase.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7500
    Larry Jackson
  • Bluehead Tilefish, pair
    Bluehead Tilefish, pair
    Hoplolatilus starcki - no seen often.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7513
    Larry Jackson
  • Scissortail Fusiliers
    Scissortail Fusiliers
    Caesio caerulaurea - with a few Lunar Fusiliers.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7517
    Larry Jackson
  • Bigeye Trevally
    Bigeye Trevally
    Caranx sexfasciatus
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7519
    Larry Jackson
  • Bigeye Trevally
    Bigeye Trevally
    Caranx sexfasciatus - courtship coloration.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7520
    Larry Jackson
  • Oval-spot Butterflyfish
    Oval-spot Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon speculum
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 3, 2015
    2184#7529
    Larry Jackson
  • Clown Blenny
    Clown Blenny
    Ecsenius axelrodi
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2185#7531
    Larry Jackson
  • Heron Ardeadoris
    Heron Ardeadoris
    Ardeadoris egretta - is large and attractive.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2185#7538
    Larry Jackson
  • Bigeye Barracuda
    Bigeye Barracuda
    Sphyraena forsteri - a smaller, schooling type.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2185#7539
    Larry Jackson
  • Oceanic Triggerfish
    Oceanic Triggerfish
    Canthidermis maculatus - were nesting in sandy spots on the reefs.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2185#7542
    Larry Jackson
  • Oceanic Triggerfish
    Oceanic Triggerfish
    Canthidermis maculatus - likely a male guarding a nest.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2185#7545
    Larry Jackson
  • Goldbelly Damsels
    Goldbelly Damsels
    Pomacentrus auriventris
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2185#7547
    Larry Jackson
  • Crinoid Clingfish
    Crinoid Clingfish
    Discotrema crinophial - there were two small individuals in the feather star.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7549
    Larry Jackson
  • Decorated Firefish
    Decorated Firefish
    Nemateleotris decora - are generally seen a depths of 80 feet or more.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7553
    Larry Jackson
  • Christmas Tree Worms
    Christmas Tree Worms
    Spirobranchus species - a dense colony in the typical Porites coral.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7555
    Larry Jackson
  • Peacock Flounder
    Peacock Flounder
    Bothus mancus
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7558
    Larry Jackson
  • Hemprich's Sea Anemone
    Hemprich's Sea Anemone
    Heterodactyla hemprichii - this one has purple grape cluster tentacles at the edge.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7559
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora monticulosa
    Acropora monticulosa
    Prefers shallow, high water movement reefs.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7560
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora gemmifera
    Acropora gemmifera
    Another shallow water, high water movement type.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7562
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora florida
    Acropora florida
    Large coral in the shallow areas.
    Kicha Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2186#7563
    Larry Jackson
  • Blue Coral
    Blue Coral
    Heliopora coerulea - has a blue skeleton only seen when broken.
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7565
    Larry Jackson
  • Two-spinned Angelfish
    Two-spinned Angelfish
    Centropyge bispinosus - an unusual coloration seen here.
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7568
    Larry Jackson
  • Midnight Angelfish
    Midnight Angelfish
    Centropyge nox - besides being skittish these fish are almost impossible to get the camera to focus on for a photo.
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7575
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora desalwii
    Acropora desalwii
    A worrisome colony that may have expelled zooxanthellae.  Hopefully not an early sign of big bleaching episode.
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7577
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora cerealis & Porites lichen
    Acropora cerealis & Porites lichen
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7580
    Larry Jackson
  • Fluted Giant Clam
    Fluted Giant Clam
    Tridacna squamosa - with a fairly common color pattern.
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7581
    Larry Jackson
  • Foxface Rabbitfish
    Foxface Rabbitfish
    Siganus vulpinus - pair.
    Caves, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2187#7582
    Larry Jackson
  • Chironephthya specie
    Chironephthya specie
    In full feeding mode.
    Canyons, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2188#7585
    Larry Jackson
  • Pacific Double-saddle Butterflyfish
    Pacific Double-saddle Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon ulietensis - possibly feeding on the Sea Star tube feet.
    Canyons, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2188#7589
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellow-mask Angelfish
    Yellow-mask Angelfish
    Pomacanthus xanthometopon
    Canyons, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2188#7590
    Larry Jackson
  • Anna's Chromodoris
    Anna's Chromodoris
    Chromodoris annae
    Canyons, Mbulo Island, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 4, 2015
    2188#7598
    Larry Jackson
  • Artillery Piece
    Artillery Piece
    A difficult shot with my macro lens. Field artillery gun on the front of a small, sunken Japanese freight ship.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7600
    Larry Jackson
  • Longnose Hawkfish
    Longnose Hawkfish
    Oxycirrhites typus - with a shrimp.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7602
    Larry Jackson
  • Two-tone Pygmy Squid
    Two-tone Pygmy Squid
    Idiosepius pygmaeus - with captured Translucent Gorgonia Shrimp.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7604
    Larry Jackson
  • Ornate Ghost Pipefish, male
    Ornate Ghost Pipefish, male
    Solenostomus paradoxus
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7614
    Larry Jackson
  • Clown Triggerfish
    Clown Triggerfish
    Ballistoides conspicillum - juvenile.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7617
    Larry Jackson
  • Anchors
    Anchors
    Encrusted with 60 years of growth.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7622
    Larry Jackson
  • Netfin Grouper
    Netfin Grouper
    Epinephelus miliaris - hunting Cardinalfish.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7623
    Larry Jackson
  • Threadfin Butterflyfish & Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasses
    Threadfin Butterflyfish & Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasses
    Chaetodon auriga & Labroides dimidiatus - the Butterflyfish is being cleaned.
    Maru 2, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2189#7624
    Larry Jackson
  • Lace Coral
    Lace Coral
    Distichopora specie - nice name for a stinging coral.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7626
    Larry Jackson
  • Flatworm
    Flatworm
    Thysanozoon specie - Debbie spotted this nice Flatworm.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7629
    Larry Jackson
  • Anne's Phyllidiopsis
    Anne's Phyllidiopsis
    Phyllidiopsis annae - very small.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7631
    Larry Jackson
  • Dragon Sea Moth
    Dragon Sea Moth
    Eurypegasus draconis - spotted by Debbie.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7634
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Clavelina detorta
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7637
    Larry Jackson
  • Small Bubble Coral
    Small Bubble Coral
    Physogyra lichtensteini
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7638
    Larry Jackson
  • Lace Coral
    Lace Coral
    Distichopora specie
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7640
    Larry Jackson
  • Loch's Chromodoris
    Loch's Chromodoris
    Chromodoris lochi
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7641
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackfin Barracuda
    Blackfin Barracuda
    Sphyraena qenie
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7642
    Larry Jackson
  • Day Octopus
    Day Octopus
    Octopus cyanea
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7644
    Larry Jackson
  • Two-spot Snappers
    Two-spot Snappers
    Lutjanus biguttatus
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7645
    Larry Jackson
  • Red & Black Anemonefish
    Red & Black Anemonefish
    Amphiprion melanopus - in Bubble-tip Sea Anemone.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2190#7648
    Larry Jackson
  • Christmas Tree Worms
    Christmas Tree Worms
    Spirobranchus species
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7650
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Nara nematifera - very delicate looking, brightly colored sponge.
    near Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7651
    Larry Jackson
  • Whitetail Stingray
    Whitetail Stingray
    Himantura granulata
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7653
    Larry Jackson
  • Steinitz' Shrimpgoby & Djibouti Snapping Shrimp
    Steinitz' Shrimpgoby & Djibouti Snapping Shrimp
    Amblyeleotris steinitzi & Alpheus djiboutensis
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7661
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Sgrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Spotted Sgrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Amblyeleotris guttata & Alpheus specie
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7665
    Larry Jackson
  • Tailspot Wrasse
    Tailspot Wrasse
    Halichoeres richmondi - terminal (male) phase.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7672
    Larry Jackson
  • Heron Ardeadoris
    Heron Ardeadoris
    Ardeadoris egretta - oddly on a Leather Coral.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7674
    Larry Jackson
  • Beaded Sea Anemone
    Beaded Sea Anemone
    Heteractis aurora
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7680
    Larry Jackson
  • Long-tentacled Plate Coral
    Long-tentacled Plate Coral
    Heliofungia actiniformis
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7681
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Ellisella specie
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7682
    Larry Jackson
  • Clove Polyps
    Clove Polyps
    Clavularia sp. - nice on the reef, but a bit of an nuisance when I had them in my aquariums.
    Wickham Island, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, December 5, 2015
    2191#7685
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown Calcareous Sponge
    Unknown Calcareous Sponge
    Lumalahe West, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2192#7688
    Larry Jackson
  • Crocodile Flathead
    Crocodile Flathead
    Cymbacephalus beauforti
    Lumalahe West, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2192#7696
    Larry Jackson
  • Longnose Hawkfish
    Longnose Hawkfish
    Oxycirrhites typus
    Lumalahe West, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2192#7699
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - in Merten's Carpet Anemone.
    Lumalahe West, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2192#7702
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet & Orange Anemonefish
    White-bonnet & Orange Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos & sandaracinos - in Merten's Carpet Anemone.
    Lumalahe West, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2192#7706
    Larry Jackson
  • Elegant Phyllidia
    Elegant Phyllidia
    Phyllidia elegans
    Lumalahe East, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2193#7708
    Larry Jackson
  • Variable Thorny Oyster
    Variable Thorny Oyster
    Spondylus varians - have numerous small eyes along the mantle edge.  The Oyster reacts when something gets too close.
    Lumalahe West, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2193#7711
    Larry Jackson
  • Hairy Yellow Hermit Crab
    Hairy Yellow Hermit Crab
    Aniculus maximus - this only the second time I have seen this Hermit Crab in over 2200 dives.
    Lumalahe East, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2193#7714
    Larry Jackson
  • Maxima Giant Clam
    Maxima Giant Clam
    Tridacna maxima
    Lumalahe East, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2193#7719
    Larry Jackson
  • Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    Eretmochelys imbricata - swam just below me.
    Lumalahe East, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2193#7720
    Larry Jackson
  • Squarespot Anthias
    Squarespot Anthias
    Pseudanthias pleurotaenia - male, generally seen fairly deep on walls and slopes.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7724
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown Algae
    Unknown Algae
    A very small, delicate looking algae, perhaps a Caulerpa specie.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7726
    Larry Jackson
  • Pinnate Spade Fish
    Pinnate Spade Fish
    Platax pinnatus - large juvenile, back in a small cave.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7727
    Larry Jackson
  • Scleronephthya specie
    Scleronephthya specie
    An abundance of this coral gives the dive site its name.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7729
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Clathria mima - an encrusting sponge.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7734
    Larry Jackson
  • Fluted Giant Clam
    Fluted Giant Clam
    Tridacna squamosa
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7737
    Larry Jackson
  • Twotone Dartfish
    Twotone Dartfish
    Ptereleotris evides - my camera has a hard time focusing on these fish because of their dark coloration.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7739
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Velutinid
    Black Velutinid
    Coriocella nigra - found by Ruth.
    Cotton Candy, Mbaleva Island, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2015
    2194#7747
    Larry Jackson
  • Pyramid Butterflyfish
    Pyramid Butterflyfish
    Hemitaurichthys polylepis
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7751
    Larry Jackson
  • Bignose Unicornfish
    Bignose Unicornfish
    Naso vlamingii - at a cleaning station.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7759
    Larry Jackson
  • Variable Thorny Oyster
    Variable Thorny Oyster
    Spondylus varians - with coral growing on it.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7760
    Larry Jackson
  • Blue Dragon
    Blue Dragon
    Pteraeolidia ianthina - sometimes called Chinese Dragon.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7761
    Larry Jackson
  • Dot & Dash Butterflyfish
    Dot & Dash Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon pelewensis - this may be a hybrid between the Dot & Dash and Spot-banded Butterflyfish.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7762
    Larry Jackson
  • Big Longnose Butterflyfish
    Big Longnose Butterflyfish
    Forcipiger longirostris - record photo of an uncooperative dark variation.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7766
    Larry Jackson
  • Blue-spot Butterflyfish
    Blue-spot Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon plebeius
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7769
    Larry Jackson
  • Masked Rabbitfish & Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
    Masked Rabbitfish & Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
    Siganus puellus
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7770
    Larry Jackson
  • Lined Surgeonfish
    Lined Surgeonfish
    Acanthurus lineatus - a shallow water, fast moving fish.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7773
    Larry Jackson
  • Titan Triggerfish
    Titan Triggerfish
    Balistoides viridescens - draws other fish when feeding.
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7778
    Larry Jackson
  • Pearl-scaled Angelfish
    Pearl-scaled Angelfish
    Centropyge vroliki
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7780
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackfin Barracuda
    Blackfin Barracuda
    Sphyraena qenie
    Barracuda Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2195#7785
    Larry Jackson
  • Orange-finned & Clark's Anemonefish
    Orange-finned & Clark's Anemonefish
    Amphiprion chrysoptera & clarkii - in a Leathery Sea Anemone.
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2196#7793
    Larry Jackson
  • Masked Bannerfish
    Masked Bannerfish
    Heniochus monoceros
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2196#7794
    Larry Jackson
  • Fivestripe Wrasse
    Fivestripe Wrasse
    Thalassoma quinquevittatum - terminal (male) phase in shallow, surge zone.
    Jackfish Point, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2196#7807
    Larry Jackson
  • Bubble-tip Sea Anemones
    Bubble-tip Sea Anemones
    Entacmaea quadricolor - of the clonal type.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2197#7811
    Larry Jackson
  • Bluelipped Bristletooth
    Bluelipped Bristletooth
    Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus - juvenile.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2197#7813
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Snapper, juvenile
    Black Snapper, juvenile
    Macolor niger - one of two juveniles that were swimming together.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2197#7818
    Larry Jackson
  • Manybar Goatfish & Checkboard Wrasse
    Manybar Goatfish & Checkboard Wrasse
    Halichoeres hortulanus IP & Parupeneus multifasciatus - the Goatfish stirs up small things that the Wrasse quickly eats.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2197#7822
    Larry Jackson
  • Sixbar Wrasse
    Sixbar Wrasse
    Thalassoma hardwicke - terminal phase in shallow, surge zone.
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2197#7824
    Larry Jackson
  • Gaimard's Hermit Crab
    Gaimard's Hermit Crab
    Calcinus gaimardii
    Giant Clam, Mborokua Island, Solomon Islands, December 7, 2015
    2197#7826
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-spot Angelfish, female
    Black-spot Angelfish, female
    Genicanthus melanospilos
    Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2198#7829
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-spot Angelfish, male
    Black-spot Angelfish, male
    Genicanthus melanospilos
    Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2198#7832
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowmargin Triggerfish
    Yellowmargin Triggerfish
    Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus - also called Peach-face Triggerfish were aggressive because they were nesting.
    Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2198#7834
    Larry Jackson
  • Carnation Coral
    Carnation Coral
    Dendronephthya specie
    Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2198#7839
    Larry Jackson
  • Orange Anemonefish
    Orange Anemonefish
    Amphiprion sandaracinos - in Merten's Carpet Anemone.
    Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2198#7844
    Larry Jackson
  • Crescent-tail Bigeye
    Crescent-tail Bigeye
    Priacanthus hamrur
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7846
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown Sponge
    Unknown Sponge
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7850
    Larry Jackson
  • Pimpled Phyllidiellas
    Pimpled Phyllidiellas
    Phyllidiella pustulosa
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7852
    Larry Jackson
  • Calcareous Sponge
    Calcareous Sponge
    Clathrina specie - one of the delicate, calcareous sponges that grows under ledges in low current areas.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7855
    Larry Jackson
  • Multi-barred Angelfish
    Multi-barred Angelfish
    Paracentropyge multifasciata - shy, moving quickly out of sight when approached.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7857
    Larry Jackson
  • Lithophyllon undulatum
    Lithophyllon undulatum
    Best guess identification.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7858
    Larry Jackson
  • Lace Coral
    Lace Coral
    Stylaster specie - I think this is the prettiest of the Lace Corals but still capable of stinging if touched.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7860
    Larry Jackson
  • Dark Red-spined Brittle Star
    Dark Red-spined Brittle Star
    Ophiothrix purpurea
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7862
    Larry Jackson
  • Gardiner's Banana Nudibranch
    Gardiner's Banana Nudibranch
    Aegires gardineri - found by Debbie.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7865
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Didemnum specie
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7867
    Larry Jackson
  • Needle-spined Urchin
    Needle-spined Urchin
    Echinostrephus aciculatus
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7870
    Larry Jackson
  • Poss's Scorpionfish
    Poss's Scorpionfish
    Scorpaenopsis possi - best guess identification.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7872
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora latistella
    Acropora latistella
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7873
    Larry Jackson
  • Lobophytum specie
    Lobophytum specie
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7874
    Larry Jackson
  • Dampia specie
    Dampia specie
    Best guess identification.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7875
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Acabaria specie - a delicate, small type.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7876
    Larry Jackson
  • Lace Coral
    Lace Coral
    Distichopora specie - under a ledge with a lot of other attached life.
    Bat Cave, Karumalun, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2199#7878
    Larry Jackson
  • Vehicle Tires
    Vehicle Tires
    WW II wreckage deep and a challenge for my macro lens.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7881
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Polycarpa papillata
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7882
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Clavelina robusta
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7883
    Larry Jackson
  • Crocodile Flathead
    Crocodile Flathead
    Cymbacephalus beauforti
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7884
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Auletta specie - a distinctive sponge.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7886
    Larry Jackson
  • Artillery Shell
    Artillery Shell
    A WW II artillery shell, 60 years in the water.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7887
    Larry Jackson
  • Artillery Shell
    Artillery Shell
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7888
    Larry Jackson
  • Sarcophyton specie
    Sarcophyton specie
    Very nice when all the polyps are out.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7890
    Larry Jackson
  • Sarcophyton specie
    Sarcophyton specie
    A small colony.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7891
    Larry Jackson
  • Humphead Bannerfish
    Humphead Bannerfish
    Heniochus varius - feeding on a hard coral it seems.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7892
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowtail Fangblenny
    Yellowtail Fangblenny
    Meiacnthus atrodorsalis - with very little yellow.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7896
    Larry Jackson
  • Crevice Feather Star
    Crevice Feather Star
    Comanthus suavia
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7898
    Larry Jackson
  • Fungia danai
    Fungia danai
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7899
    Larry Jackson
  • Twostripe Pygmygoby
    Twostripe Pygmygoby
    Eviota bifasciata - generally seen hovering over a coral to hide in when needed.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7902
    Larry Jackson
  • Persian Carpet Flatworm
    Persian Carpet Flatworm
    Pseudobiceros bedfordi
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7912
    Larry Jackson
  • Messmate Pipefish
    Messmate Pipefish
    Corythoichthys intestinalis
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7915
    Larry Jackson
  • Boring Giant Clam
    Boring Giant Clam
    Tridacna crocea
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7916
    Larry Jackson
  • Spirobranchus specie
    Spirobranchus specie
    Best guess identification.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7918
    Larry Jackson
  • Grey-tail Angelfish
    Grey-tail Angelfish
    Chaetodontoplus cf mesoleucus
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7921
    Larry Jackson
  • Dusky Dottyback
    Dusky Dottyback
    Pseudochromis fuscus
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7926
    Larry Jackson
  • Boring Giant Clam
    Boring Giant Clam
    Tridacna crocea
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7927
    Larry Jackson
  • Messmate Pipefish
    Messmate Pipefish
    Corythocihthys intestinalis
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7929
    Larry Jackson
  • Striped Blenny
    Striped Blenny
    Ecsenius prooculis
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7931
    Larry Jackson
  • Orbicular Cardinalfish
    Orbicular Cardinalfish
    Sphaeramia orbicularis - in Mangrove roots.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7940
    Larry Jackson
  • Blueback Damsel
    Blueback Damsel
    Pomacentrus simsiang
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7942
    Larry Jackson
  • Gloomy Tambja
    Gloomy Tambja
    Tambja morosa
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7943
    Larry Jackson
  • Fluted Giant & small Boring Giant Clam
    Fluted Giant & small Boring Giant Clam
    Tridacna squamosa & crocea
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7945
    Larry Jackson
  • Pajama Cardinalfish
    Pajama Cardinalfish
    Sphaeramia nematoptera - in Anacropora coral.
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7948
    Larry Jackson
  • Goldhead Damsels
    Goldhead Damsels
    Pomacentrus aurifrons
    White Beach, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2015
    2200#7949
    Larry Jackson
  • Honeycomb Grouper
    Honeycomb Grouper
    Epinephelus merra
    Wreck of Ann, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2201#7954
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowtail Fangblenny
    Yellowtail Fangblenny
    Meiacanthus atrodorsalis - with parasites.
    Wreck of Ann, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2201#7960
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Dysidea cf herbacea
    Wreck of Ann, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2201#7961
    Larry Jackson
  • Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp
    Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp
    Periclimenes sarasvati - on Long-tentacled Plate Coral.
    Wreck of Ann, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2201#7963
    Larry Jackson
  • Pinstriped Wrasse
    Pinstriped Wrasse
    Halichoeres melanurus - terminal phase.
    Wreck of Ann, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2201#7966
    Larry Jackson
  • Goniopora djiboutiensis
    Goniopora djiboutiensis
    Sometimes called Flower Pot Coral.
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7967
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Diacarnus spinipoculum - best guess identification of this fairly large sponge.
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7968
    Larry Jackson
  • Randall's Shrimpgoby
    Randall's Shrimpgoby
    Amblyeleotris randalli
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7970
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Acanthogorgia specie - two-colored Sea Fans are generally of this genus.
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7973
    Larry Jackson
  • Pulsing Xenia
    Pulsing Xenia
    Xenia cf actuosa - named for the regular opening and closing of the polyps tentacles.
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7974
    Larry Jackson
  • Bleeker's Parrotfish
    Bleeker's Parrotfish
    Chlorurus bleekeri - terminal phase.
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7975
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Menella specie - best guess identification.
    Kau Kau Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2202#7976
    Larry Jackson
  • Similar Tambjas & Gloomy Tambja
    Similar Tambjas & Gloomy Tambja
    Tambja affinis & morosa - I din't even see the Gloomy Tambja below the two, showier Similar Tambjas.
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7979
    Larry Jackson
  • Clove Polyps
    Clove Polyps
    Clavularia specie - an unusual type.
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7982
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Eudistoma cf gilboviride
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7983
    Larry Jackson
  • Clown Blenny
    Clown Blenny
    Ecsenius axelrodi
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7985
    Larry Jackson
  • Dark Knee Hermit Crab
    Dark Knee Hermit Crab
    Dardanus lagopodes
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7987
    Larry Jackson
  • Anchor Tuskfish
    Anchor Tuskfish
    Choerodon anchorago
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7990
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet & Orange Anemonefish
    White-bonnet & Orange Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos & sandaracinos - the White-bonnet Anemonefish definitely got its size from the chrysopterus side of its parents.
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7993
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown anemones in Porites attenuata
    Unknown anemones in Porites attenuata
    Possibly 'Majano' anemones.
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7995
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown anemones in Porites attenuata
    Unknown anemones in Porites attenuata
    A closer look at the little anemones in the coral gaps.
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7996
    Larry Jackson
  • Porites attenuata
    Porites attenuata
    A small section of a very nice, large coral garden.
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#7997
    Larry Jackson
  • Echinopora pacificus
    Echinopora pacificus
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#8000
    Larry Jackson
  • Oxypora glabra
    Oxypora glabra
    Lologhan Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 9, 2015
    2203#8001
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Pericharax heterorhaphis - after I came out of one of the vertical tunnels, I saw this sponge at 127 feet.
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8003
    Larry Jackson
  • Beaded Sea Anemone & Clark's Anemonefish
    Beaded Sea Anemone & Clark's Anemonefish
    Heteractis aurora & Amphiprion clarkii
    Beaded Sea Anemone & Clark's Anemonefish.
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8004
    Larry Jackson
  • Redtooth Triggerfish
    Redtooth Triggerfish
    Odonus niger
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8005
    Larry Jackson
  • Clown Anemonefish
    Clown Anemonefish
    Amphiprion percula in Heteractis magnifica
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8007
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Clavelina specie
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8016
    Larry Jackson
  • Striped Triplefin
    Striped Triplefin
    Helcogramma striatum
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8017
    Larry Jackson
  • Great Coral Worm Snails
    Great Coral Worm Snails
    Dendropoma maxima - feed by sending out a long mucus string.
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8019
    Larry Jackson
  • Thalassoma amblycephalum
    Thalassoma amblycephalum
    Two-tone Wrasse, initial phase
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8021
    Larry Jackson
  • Clark's Anemonefish
    Clark's Anemonefish
    Amphiprion clarkii in Heteractis crispa.
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8023
    Larry Jackson
  • Godiva specie
    Godiva specie
    Found by David.
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8028
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowfin Demoiselle
    Yellowfin Demoiselle
    Chrysiptera flavipinnis
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8034
    Larry Jackson
  • Crescent-tail Bigeyes
    Crescent-tail Bigeyes
    Priacanthus hamrur
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8038
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowfin Goatfish
    Yellowfin Goatfish
    Mulloidichthys vanicolensis
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8040
    Larry Jackson
  • Bridled Monocle Bream & Manybar Goatfish
    Bridled Monocle Bream & Manybar Goatfish
    Scolopsis bilineatus & Parupeneus multifasciatus - the Bream takes advantage of what the Goatfish stirs up.
    Tulagi Twin Tunnels, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2204#8042
    Larry Jackson
  • Echinophyllia aspera
    Echinophyllia aspera
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8045
    Larry Jackson
  • Klyxum specie
    Klyxum specie
    Best guess identification.
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8047
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Adocia specie
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8048
    Larry Jackson
  • Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Premnus biaculeatus in Entacmaea quadricolor.
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8051
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackstripe Fangblenny
    Blackstripe Fangblenny
    Meiacanthus vittatus - looks a bit like a Cardinalfish.
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8055
    Larry Jackson
  • Sand Shrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Sand Shrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Ctenogobiops feroculus & Alpheus specie
    Sand Shrimpgoby and Snapping Shrimp.
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8061
    Larry Jackson
  • Signalfin Goby
    Signalfin Goby
    Coryphopterus signipinnis - flicks the dorsal fin up and down a lot.
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8063
    Larry Jackson
  • Spider Conch
    Spider Conch
    Lambis lambis
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8068
    Larry Jackson
  • Pastel-green Wrasse
    Pastel-green Wrasse
    Halichoeres chloropterus - initial phase.
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8073
    Larry Jackson
  • Banded Shrimpgobies
    Banded Shrimpgobies
    Cryptocentrus cinctus
    Mavis Seaplane, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2205#8081
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Rumphella specie
    Devil's Highway, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2206#8095
    Larry Jackson
  • Algae
    Algae
    Tydemania expeditionis
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8104
    Larry Jackson
  • Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Premnas biaculeatus in Entacmaea quadricolor.
    Maravagi, Mangalonga Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8112
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown Sponge
    Unknown Sponge
    Sponge
    Maravagi, Mangalonga Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8117
    Larry Jackson
  • Pearl-scaled Angelfish
    Pearl-scaled Angelfish
    Centropyge vroliki
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8119
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Shrimpgoby
    Black Shrimpgoby
    Cryptocentrus specie
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8128
    Larry Jackson
  • Arcfin Shrimpgoby
    Arcfin Shrimpgoby
    Amblyeleotris arcupinna
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8130
    Larry Jackson
  • Dark Knee Hermit Crab
    Dark Knee Hermit Crab
    Dardanus lagopodes - this little Hermit Crab must be very strong to move such a large shell.
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8134
    Larry Jackson
  • Ornate Sapsucking Slug
    Ornate Sapsucking Slug
    Elysia ornata
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8136
    Larry Jackson
  • Broadclub Cuttlefish
    Broadclub Cuttlefish
    Sepia latimanus
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8137
    Larry Jackson
  • Striped Catfish
    Striped Catfish
    Plotosus lineatus - juveniles are usually seen in large schools like this.
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8138
    Larry Jackson
  • Hell's Fire Anemone
    Hell's Fire Anemone
    Actinodendron plumosum - a small individual.
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8140
    Larry Jackson
  • Hell's Fire Anemone
    Hell's Fire Anemone
    Actinodendron plumosum - a full developed Anemone.
    Maravagi Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 10, 2015
    2207#8141
    Larry Jackson
  • Magnificent Sea Anemone
    Magnificent Sea Anemone
    Heteractis magnifica and Amphiprion perideraion.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8144
    Larry Jackson
  • Magnificent Sea Anemone
    Magnificent Sea Anemone
    Heteractis magnifica & Amphiprion clarkii.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8148
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackstriped Angelfish
    Blackstriped Angelfish
    Genicanthus larmarck, male.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8150
    Larry Jackson
  • Palenose Parrotfish
    Palenose Parrotfish
    Scarus psittacus - terminal phase.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8156
    Larry Jackson
  • Threadfin Anthias
    Threadfin Anthias
    Pseudanthias huchti - male.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8158
    Larry Jackson
  • Princely Cone
    Princely Cone
    Conus aulicus - found by Debbie.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8168
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos in Heteractis crispa.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8172
    Larry Jackson
  • Fluted Giant Clam
    Fluted Giant Clam
    Tridacna squamosa
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8174
    Larry Jackson
  • Crown-of-thorns Sea Star
    Crown-of-thorns Sea Star
    Acanthaster planci - not many were seen on this trip.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8176
    Larry Jackson
  • Acropora monticulosa
    Acropora monticulosa
    Another nice colony in a shallow, strong current location.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8178
    Larry Jackson
  • Yaeyama Blenny
    Yaeyama Blenny
    Ecsenius yaeyamaensis
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8180
    Larry Jackson
  • Leopard Wrasse
    Leopard Wrasse
    Macropharyngodon meleagris - initial phase.
    Petrol Point, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2208#8183
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown
    Unknown
    Probably a small anemone.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8185
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Clavelina robusta - two different colors.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8186
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackbarred Razorfish
    Blackbarred Razorfish
    Iniistius tetrazona - large initial phase.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8193
    Larry Jackson
  • Onespot Wormfish
    Onespot Wormfish
    Gunnelichthys monostigma - a first sighting of this fish.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8195
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellownose Shrimpgoby & Onespot Wormfish
    Yellownose Shrimpgoby & Onespot Wormfish
    Stonogobiops xanthorhinica & Gunnelichthys monostigma - record photo of the Wormfish using the burrow of the Shrimpgoby.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8201
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellownose Shrimpgobies
    Yellownose Shrimpgobies
    Stonogobiops xanthorhinica - the male (lower fish) has a different dorsal fin than the female.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8214
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellownose Shrimpgoby & Randall's Snapping Shrimp
    Yellownose Shrimpgoby & Randall's Snapping Shrimp
    Stonogobiops xanthorhinica and Alpheus randalli.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8219
    Larry Jackson
  • Grape Caulerpa
    Grape Caulerpa
    Caulerpa racemosa - best guess identification.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8223
    Larry Jackson
  • Zigzag Venus Shell
    Zigzag Venus Shell
    Katelysia peroni - killed by an Oyster Drill snail.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8224
    Larry Jackson
  • Whitepatch Razorfish
    Whitepatch Razorfish
    Iniistius aneitensis - terminal phase.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8225
    Larry Jackson
  • Peacock Razorfish
    Peacock Razorfish
    Iniistius pavo - juvenile phase.
    Mbike Wreck, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2209#8236
    Larry Jackson
  • Knife Razorfish
    Knife Razorfish
    Cymolutes praetextatus
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8240
    Larry Jackson
  • Haddon's Carpet Anemone
    Haddon's Carpet Anemone
    Stichodactyla haddoni and Amphiprion polymnus.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8244
    Larry Jackson
  • Saddleback Anemonefish & Holthuis' Anemone Shrimp
    Saddleback Anemonefish & Holthuis' Anemone Shrimp
    Amphiprion polymnus and Ancylomenes holthuisi.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8246
    Larry Jackson
  • Ornate Ghost Pipefish
    Ornate Ghost Pipefish
    Solenostomus paradoxus - female.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8251
    Larry Jackson
  • Ornate Ghost Pipefish
    Ornate Ghost Pipefish
    Solenostomus paradoxus - male & female.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8257
    Larry Jackson
  • Parva Goby
    Parva Goby
    Valenciennea parva
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8260
    Larry Jackson
  • Twin-branch Hermit Crab
    Twin-branch Hermit Crab
    Diogenes biramus - record photo in a disproportionally large shell.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8261
    Larry Jackson
  • Threadfin San Diver
    Threadfin San Diver
    Trichonotus elegans - male displaying.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8271
    Larry Jackson
  • Algae
    Algae
    Halophila minor
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8282
    Larry Jackson
  • Hermit Crab
    Hermit Crab
    Dardanus specie - best guess identification.
    Mbike Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, December 11, 2015
    2210#8283
    Larry Jackson