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  • 93 # Date: 2011-08-15 - 08:36
  • # Max Depth: 15.2m Duration: 58mins
Diver's Notes

W/ Anh, Laurent & Volker (German - hair like Sideshow Bob!). Similar profile to previous days, down through thermocline - sandy bottom, occasional rocks, poor vis. Spotted some nudibranch & a flying gurnard. Then back up to coral shelf & much more life incl. big yellow trumpetfish (pipefish).

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  • Temp: Surf 28°C Bottom 25°C
  • Dive type : Recreational
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
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  • Weights: 6 kg
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  • 1. Nitrox 34
  • 12L Steel     210 → 70 bar
  • Average depth: 10.1m
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Species Identified

Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier, 1829) (Oriental flying gurnard) Inhabit coastal waters with sandy substrates ; a shallow-living species, benthic in adults; only species found in oceanic islands . Solitary, well-camouflaged and slow-moving . Feed on crustaceans, clams, and small fish. May be caught using ring nets .
Aulostomus chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766) (Chinese trumpetfish) Found in clear, shallow water , in rocky and coral areas of protected and seaward reefs . Benthopelagic . Feeds on small fishes and shrimps . A slow-moving fish relying partly on stealth and camouflage to sneak up on unsuspecting prey. Often darts down vertically on its prey. Usually solitary .

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