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  • 45 # Date: 2011-01-03 - 13:47
  • # Max Depth: 12.1m Duration: 43mins
Diver's Notes

Second dive of the day from the boat Abu Mosad 2. Still really nice weather , water surface almost flat.

The site didn't get it's name from nothing. Lots and lots of fish. One Napoleonfish spotted!

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Dive Location

  • Temp: Bottom 25°C
  • Dive type : Reef, Wall
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • Mask: Mares - X-Vision (Yellow/Clear)
  • Boots: Mares - 6.5mm
  • Fins: Mares - Avanti X3 Open Heel (Yellow, size R)
  • Computer: Mares - Puck
  • Weights: 14 kg
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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 12L Aluminium     200 → 50 bar
  • Average depth: 7.8m
  • SAC: 1.95 bar/min
  • RMV: 23.4 L/min
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Species Identified

Pterois (lionfishes)
Fistularia corneta Gilbert & Starks, 1904 (Cornetfish)
Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)
Milleporidae (fire corals)
Cheilinus undulatus Rüppell, 1835 (Humphead wrasse) Humphead wrasses are extremely long-lived, known to survive for at least 30 years, and taking around five to seven years to reach sexual maturity . Adults are usually solitary, spending the day roaming the reef and returni...
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Caesio lunaris Cuvier, 1830 (moon fusilier) Found in coastal areas, mainly on or near coral reefs . More common along steep seaward reefs than in lagoons . Forms aggregations in midwater and feeds on zooplankton. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs .
Amphiprion (Anemonefishes and Clownfishes)
Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger, 1871) (Klunzinger's wrasse) Inhabits reef margins and seaward slopes . Minimum depth reported from Ref. 9710.
Pseudanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855) (Sea goldie) Found above coral outcrops or patch reefs of clear lagoons, channels, or outer reef slopes. Form large aggregations. Feed on zooplankton . A protogynous hermaphrodite . Males are territorial and haremic . Color patter...
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Chaetodontidae (butterflyfishes)
Platygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (Brain coral) zooxanthellate
Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893 (Red Sea bannerfish) Found on coral slopes Juveniles in large groups at base of reef, sometimes with H. diphreutes; adults usually solitary or paired, occasionally in groups . Feed on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates . Oviparous , monogamous . Form pairs during breeding .

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