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2 3 Spotting

Spotting

by atty.danDavao Oriental, Philippines

2 7 Type of Coral

Type of Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

11 5 Type of coral

Type of coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A type of soft coral.

9 4 Sea squirt

Sea squirt

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A yellow-tinged sea squirt, very delicate and pleasing to the eyes.

8 9 Mushroom Coral

Mushroom Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

I photographed this specimen at a depth of about 10 meters or so.

12 6 Feather Star

Feather Star

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A feather star in deep magenta and gold colors.

4 9 Randall's Prawn-goby

Randall's Prawn-goby

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Orange Stripe Prawn Goby.

0 3 Secret Coral ?

Secret Coral ?

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Not exactly sure if this is Favites abdita. The mottled coloration is probably ...

1 9 Stinging Sea Anemone

Stinging Sea Anemone

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

I spotted this sea anemone at a depth of around 50 feet.

2 0 Shirin's Phyllidiopsis

Shirin's Phyllidiopsis

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Previous spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7857118

1 19 Spotting

Spotting

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A type of branching coral with chocolate-brown-colored branches that are smooth ...

3 2 Feather Star

Feather Star

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A type of feather star that I always see perched on rocks or hard coral.

3 2 Spiny Acropora

Spiny Acropora

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A type of hard coral with beaded, finger-like branches. Also known as Digitate ...

1 0 Tunicate

Tunicate

by BlogieMasbate, Masbate, Philippines

I suppose this is also a sea squirt or tunicate, just like the salmon-colored ...

6 5 Sponge

Sponge

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

I think this is a sea sponge. It startled me at around 80 feet or so.

5 1 Lumpy Nudibranch

Lumpy Nudibranch

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

These nudibranchs occur everywhere around the islands of Samal,

4 5 White-eyed Moray Eel

White-eyed Moray Eel

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

My previous spotting of this species: ...

0 4 Lesser Star Coral

Lesser Star Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A very common hard coral in these parts.

3 3 Spotting

Spotting

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

At first it looked to be a tube anemone, but I couldn't see any tube base at ...

2 4 Dead Man's Fingers

Dead Man's Fingers

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

This coral has soft, finger-like projections emanating from a flat bottom.

3 3 Caloria indica

Caloria indica

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

This is a pair of aeolid nudibranchs, also referred to as Phidiana indica.

1 0 Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp

Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Transparent body with white and orange patches. Its atennae are white and the ...

7 7 Giant Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

My previous spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7928277

8 8 Fat Sea Star

Fat Sea Star

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

One of the biggest sea stars in the world.

1 0 Chromodoris colemani

Chromodoris colemani

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A nudibranch with yellow, black and tan/orange stripes. Very easy to mistake ...

2 2 Flower Soft Coral

Flower Soft Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Waving Hand Coral and Wood's Polyp Coral. They feed on plankton, ...

7 1 Cuttlefish (juvenile)

Cuttlefish (juvenile)

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

I think these might be juvenile cuttlefish. I photographed the pair at a depth ...

29 14 Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

by ShaumingLoDavao Del Norte, Philippines

time to see Pygmy seahorse in Davao

3 0 Branching Frogspawn Coral

Branching Frogspawn Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Greenish transulcent tentacles terminated by translucent white discs. Some of ...

1 0 Graeffe's Sea Cucumber

Graeffe's Sea Cucumber

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also called Blackspotted Sea Cucumber, Leopard Sea Cucumber.

10 0 Banded Goby

Banded Goby

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Banded Sleeper Goby, Brown-barred Goby, Dragon Goby and Bullet ...

2 2 Flagtail Shrimpgoby

Flagtail Shrimpgoby

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Yanoi Goby and Flagtail Pinkbar Goby. They feed on small ...

10 4 Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

My previous spotting of this charming critter: ...

2 5 Candycane Sea Cucumber

Candycane Sea Cucumber

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Red-lined Sea Cucumber and Peppermint Sea Cucumber. They feed on ...

4 15 Sinuous Cup Coral

Sinuous Cup Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

This coral is identified by the colony's large, pink-centered and thick-ridged ...

5 3 Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

My previous spotting of this critter: ...

2 0 Solitary Fan Green Seaweed

Solitary Fan Green Seaweed

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Solitary Fan, Solitary Fan Seaweed, Elephants Ear, Elephants Ear ...

0 0 Phyllidiopsis striata

Phyllidiopsis striata

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also referred to as Phyllidiopsis xishaensis. Similar in appearance to P. annae ...

0 0 Pustule Phyllidiella

Pustule Phyllidiella

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Warty Sea Slugs, Pustulus Philidiella, Pustule Sea Slug, Pustule ...

0 0 Bush Coral

Bush Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

This species is found in shallow reef environments, especially where protected ...

0 2 Slender Sapsucking Slug

Slender Sapsucking Slug

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Grace Thuridilla and Glazed Thuridilla, this sea slug varies in ...

7 8 Ocellated Nudibranch

Ocellated Nudibranch

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

My previous spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7874227

1 0 Staghorn Coral

Staghorn Coral

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

A type of branching coral with miniature staghorn-like branches; it can easily ...

1 0 Spider Brittle Star

Spider Brittle Star

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

This bluish-gray brittle star moves quite fast! I was lucky to have taken a ...

8 5 Lined Nembrotha Nudibranch

Lined Nembrotha Nudibranch

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

My previous spotting of this nudibranch: ...

2 0 Geometric Nudibranch

Geometric Nudibranch

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Formerly referred to as Chromodoris geometrica. Found singly or in pairs, they ...

3 2 Ocellated Nudibranch

Ocellated Nudibranch

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Ocellate Phyllidia, Ocellata Sea Slug, Ocellated Wart Slug, ...

9 2 Anna's Magnificent Slug

Anna's Magnificent Slug

by BlogieDavao Del Norte, Philippines

Also known as Anna Sea Slug, this nudibranch feeds on hydroids, coral, sponges ...

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