I am not sure if this sea slug, clown nudibranch Ceratosoma amoenum, is common. Last summer we saw many of them on the rocks in very shallow water, perhaps less than one meter deep, in Maitai Bay in Northland. However, I don’t remember seeing them there in previous years. I used to see them regularly […]
Nothing wrong about having a big mouth 🙂 They are very curious, keen to taste unusual things … like a diver’s fingers or a snorkel. Some individuals even like to be touched gently. We have a funny story from years ago. We met two fish, one of them touched palm of my wife Ivana. The […]
Common shrimp Palaemon affinis has glass-like body with bright red bands on its legs. One does not need to dive to watch them, there are plenty of them in rock pools. However, it’s much better to stuck one’s head just under the water surface. They are among seaweeds, on rocks. It seems they love timber […]
Fantastic colors of algae in temperate southern Pacific Ocean make diving in those forests very exciting.
Many people think corals live only in tropical seas. As far as I know they live in all seas. Tropical seas are famous for reef-building hard corals. In temperate and cold seas one can find very delicate soft corals in unusually vivid colors. Like the ones on the pictures. Sometimes they can be found in […]