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Posted by Merry on November 19, 2022 at 13:22:41:

Although coral and sea fans were the iconic photo subjects, I enjoyed fish the most. Having never dived in this part of the world before, I was entranced by clouds of small fish that graced the reefs and by new and interesting fish passing through.


Speaking of "new" fish, here's Phil in a wetsuit before his dive on Mount Mutiny.


Nai'a skiffs

Magenta slender anthias, Luzonichthys waitei, scalefin anthias, Pseudanthias squamipinnis


Coral rockcod, Cephalopholis miniata


Goldband fusilere, Caesio caerulaurea

Typical, but amazing scene over the reefs.
Scalefin anthias, Pseudanthias squamipinnis, swallow tail puller, Chromis ternatensis, and dusky puller, Chromis caudalis.

Barcheek trevally, Carangoides plagiotaenia and DM Mike

Damselfish are my favorite...always busy. Headband humbugs, Reticulated dascyllus


Banded humbugs, Dascyllus aruanus and blue-green pullers, Chromis viridis

Lemon damselfish, Pomacentrus moluccensis

Juvenile ? damselfish. Can't find the ID.

Longnose hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus

Freckled hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri

Longfin spadefish (aka roundface batfish), Platax teira

Many-spotted sweetlips, Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides


Many-spotted sweetlips, Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides


Female scalefin anthias, among the most prevalent fish on the reefs.


Mostly female scalefin anthias, Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Male and female scalefin anthias

Orbicular damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis

Neon damsel, Pomacentrus coelestis

Pink anemonefish, Amphiprion perideraion


Pink anemonefish, Amphiprion perideraion

South Seas Devil, Chrysiptera taupou

Yellow boxfish,intermediate adult, Ostracion cubicus

Swarthy parrotfish, Scarus niger

Vagabond butterflyfish, Chaetodon vagabundus


Longfin bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus

Color variation of the coral grouper, Cephalopholis sonnerati

Slingjaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator

Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel

Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus giganteus


Nudibranch, Doriprismatica sibogae (I think).

Giant spider conch, Lambis truncata





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