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  • 89 # Date: 2011-08-11 - 11:10
  • # Max Depth: 18.6m Duration: 58mins
Diver's Notes

Same group as previous. Vis poor to begin with but improved as we got shallower, as did the topography - v big rocks & some bigger fish amongst the usual smaller stuff, & two swim-throughs, 1st w/ big shoals of fish! Deeper for longer & chilly to start with, hence higher gas usage! Amongst others: white-mouth moray, lots of lizard fish big & small, various grouper, trevally, snapper, butterfly fish, anenome fish, and a baby harlequin sweetlips. And a large mantis shrimp in a hole.

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  • Temp: Surf 27°C Bottom 25°C
  • Dive type : Recreational
  • Visibility: Average Water: Salt
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  • Weights: 6 kg
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  • 1. Nitrox 34
  • 12L Steel     200 → 50 bar
  • Average depth: 12.4m
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Species Identified

Gymnothorax meleagris (Shaw, 1795) (Guinea moray eel)
Epinephelus analogus Gill, 1863 (Grouper)
Carangoides hedlandensis (Whitley, 1934) (Bumpnose trevally) Inhabits coastal waters of the continental shelf .
Lutjanus erythropterus Bloch, 1790 (saddletailed sea perch) Inhabit trawling grounds and reefs. They are present over shoals, rubble, corals, large epibenthos, hard or sandy mud substrates and offshore reefs . Juveniles from about 2.5 cm length inhabit shallow waters over muddy s...
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Chaetodon auriga Forsskål, 1775 (Cross-stripe butterfly)
Chaetodon lineolatus Cuvier, 1831 (Line butterflyfish) Occur in lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in pairs in coral rich areas . Benthopelagic . Feed mainly on coral polyps and anemones, but also on small invertebrates and algae . Largest species in the genus . Oviparous . Form pairs during breeding .
Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Copperband butterflyfish) A common species found singly and in pairs along rocky shores and coral reefs; also in estuaries and silty inner reefs . Territorial species . Oviparous , monogamous . Forms pairs during breeding .
Chaetodon speculum Cuvier, 1831 (Mirror butterflyfish) In coastal reef slopes rich with hydroids and anemones. Small juveniles secretive in coral thickets . Usually solitary and relatively uncommon. Feed on coral polyps and invertebrates . Oviparous , monogamous . Form pairs during breeding .
Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor, 1898 (Butterflyfish)
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red lionfish)
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Lacepède, 1801 (Harlequin sweetlips) Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults are solitary, near and under ledges or caves by day. Juveniles are found among corals . Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes at night. Juveniles...
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Gonodactylaceus falcatus (Forskål, 1775) (Philippine mantis shrimp)

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