2015-12 Solomon Islands Dives 2178-2210

  • 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
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