A shrimp (Vir colemani) in a bubble coral (Plerogyra sp.); photo taken in Raja Ampat, Indonesia; I used this web page to determine the species of shrimp http://www.zoologischemededelingen.nl/81/nr01/a04); see also the paper (Marin, I.N. & A. Anker, 2005. Two new species of the genus Vir Holthuis, 1952 from Vietnam (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae).—Arthropoda Selecta 14 (2): 117-128, figs 1-9)
Ecsenius stigmatura or tailspot coral blenny, with a parasite. Distribution: West Pacific: Molucca and West Papua (Indonesia) and Philippines. Photo taken in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, I think the parasite is shaped like the head of the creature form the movie Alien.
Dolphins bidding us farwell as we head back to Sorong from Pulau Pef
The town of Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia. This is where we landed after six flights starting in Albuquerque. We left here on a small boat for a three-hour tour (a three-hour tour) to an island called Pulau Pef.
Crossing Lembeh Strait.
Our bungalow on Pulau Lembeh.
A deck hand ready to pick up the mooring at a dive site deck hand ready to pick up the mooring at a dive site