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  • 7 # Date: 2012-06-07 - 09:42
  • # Max Depth: 13.1m Duration: 45mins
Diver's Notes

Canyon to Tropital House reef.

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Dive Location

  • Temp: Surf 27°C Bottom 23°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Drift, drift from canyon down to the Tropital House reef
  • Visibility: Excellent Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • BCD: Cressi Sub - travelite
  • Computer: Suunto - Zoop
  • Regulator: Cressi Sub - Eclipse black
  • Weights: 11 kg
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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 12L Aluminium     200 → 100 bar
  • Average depth: 7.1m
  • SAC: 1.3 bar/min
  • RMV: 15.6 L/min
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Species Identified

Torpedo torpedo (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common torpedo) Found on soft bottoms, usually inshore but occasionally deeper. Feeds on small fishes and also benthic invertebrates. Ovoviviparous, with 3-21 in a litter . Size at birth 9 cm . Capable of inflicting a severe shock of up to 200 volts.
Taeniura lymma (Forsskål, 1775) (Bluespotted ribbontail ray) Blue-spotted stingrays live alone or in small groups , migrating in large schools into shallow sandy areas on the rising tide in order to feed, and dispersing back into the ocean as the tide falls to shelter in the coral c...
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Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pennant coralfish) Inhabit deep, protected lagoons and channels, and the deeper parts of outer reef slopes. Juveniles are often solitary while adults occur in pairs . A planktivorous species that generally remains within a few meters of th...
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Chaetodon fasciatus Forsskål, 1775 (Diagonal butterflyfish) Commonly found on reef flats . Usually solitary or in pairs in areas with rich coral growth. Monogamous . Feed mainly on coral polyps . Oviparous . Form pairs during breeding .
Chaetodon auriga Forsskål, 1775 (Cross-stripe butterfly)
Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (Brain coral) zooxanthellate
Amphiprion bicinctus Rüppell, 1830 (threebanded anemonefish) Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs. Oviparous, with elliptical eggs . Monogamous . Has been reared in captivity . Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla gigantea .
Dascyllus aruanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (black-and-white damselfish) Territorial, inhabit shallow lagoon and subtidal reef flats. Form large aggregations above staghorn Acropora thickets or in smaller groups above isolated coral heads. Feed on zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, and algae...
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Chromis dimidiata (Klunzinger, 1871) (bicolor reeffish) Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Abundant, in large aggregations over reef tops and upper edges of slopes . Usually seen solitary in reefs, staying close to the substrate in depths of about 10 m .
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 .
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775 (Common parrotfish) Inhabit reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m depth . Found over corals . Benthopelagic . Initial-phase fish stage usually form small feeding schools . Graze on benthic algae . Secrete a mucus cocoon .
Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829) (Masked puffer) Inhabits coral-rich fringing reefs .
Zebrasoma xanthurum (Blyth, 1852) (Yellowtail tang) Often found in groups in coral-rich areas or on rocky bottoms . It small and numerous pharyngeal teeth suggest a diet that consists mainly of filamentous algae .
Pseudanthias fasciatus (Kamohara, 1954) (One-stripe anthias) Found in or near caves and ledges of seaward reefs . Adults swim upside-down .

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