She loved her own mirror in my port glass. Do you think she recognized herself? Hawksbill sea #turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. (Eretmochelys imbricata) Conservation status: Critically Endangered (Population decreasing) Did you know: Young hawksbills have a heart-shaped carapace. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scuba #Diving #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Underwaterphotography #Tauchen #phiphiislands #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #cmas #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #uwpics #fishporn #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #happybubbles

Did you have to look twice before you saw it? Indian ocean Walkman (Inimicus didactylus) Closeup profile portrait. Due to the fact that this species lives a fairly sedentary life, mostly buried in sand it will often become riddled with parasites, algae and crustaceans due to the amount of time spent motionless waiting for prey. Fortunately for the indian oceanic walkman this isn’t much of a problem as it has the ability to shed its outer layer, effectively getting rid of any unwanted passengers. When disturbed by a potential predator, the indian ocean walkman fans out its brilliantly colored pectoral and caudal fins as a warning. Once dug in, it is very reluctant to leave its hiding place. When it does move, it displays an unusual way of moving, it crawls slowly along the seabed, employing the four lower rays (two on each side) of its pectoral fins as legs. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Today is the last day of #sharkweek which means it is the last day of me featuring my #shark pictures. Brownbanded bamboo shark, (Chiloscyllium punctatum) the most amazing fact about this shark is it can survive out of the water for up to 12 hrs. Concave posterior margined dorsal fin. No color patterns for the adults but the juveniles have dark transverse bands with some dark spots. These sharks are nocturnal animals and Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List. Its minimum population doubling is 4.5–14 years range. The major threats to these sharks are the loss of their habitat, pollution, and hunting (both for aquarium trade as well as food). Reproduction is oviparous. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld Poseidon Dive Center Ao Nang

Because it’s #sharkweek I’ll feature my #shark pictures. Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum). I love sharks they are so beautiful! Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scuba #Diving #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Underwaterphotography #Tauchen #phiphiislands #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #cmas #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #uwpics #fishporn #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #happybubbles #shark

Because it’s #sharkweek I feature my #shark pictures. Sharks need protection! This is a picture of my first whale shark I’ve ever seen. Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world and grow to a Max of 12m and 9 metric tonnes. Whale sharks have a mouth that can be 1.5 m (4.9 ft) wide, containing 300 to 350 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads which it uses to filter feed plankton and small fish. They reach sexual maturity at around 30 years and their lifespan is an estimated 70. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Even on a close-up shot of a flounder it is pretty much invisible isn’t it? Did you know? Flounders are born with one eye on either side of their head, like any normal fish. However, during the course of early development, one eye migrates over the top of the head to the other side, twisting the skull in the process. As this happens, the fish changes from an upright-swimming planktonic larva to a juvenile that lies on one side when it settles to the bottom. The upper side of the fish retains normal coloration, while the lower side becomes white. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Liveaboard Trip 2Days / 1 Night

Poseidon Dive Center Liveaboard 5th-6th April 2Days/1Night

Liveaboard
Livaboard 2D/1N 5th-6th April

We’re planing a Liveaboard Trip on the 5th-6th April 2Days/1Night to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Ha Yai with 6 dives in total. We have 8 Cabins with double and bunk beds. Come with us and hopefully see some Manta Rays and possibly a Whaleshark. If you are interested please give us a call at +66(0)75637263. Price all inclusive is 9900,- THB.

 

We are loosing Nemo

Nemo
Nemo

Because we humans burn fossils so fast the CO2 level in the Oceans rise Anemones become acid and Nemo has problems to locate predators.
According to numerous studies, if ocean acidification continues at the current rate, clownfish could experience significant sensory impairment. Since clownfish rely on their auditory and olfactory capabilities to evade predators and locate appropriate habitats, there is much indication that ocean acidification will negatively affect their population numbers. Signs appearing here! 6 years ago we had many more anemones and Nemos here!
PLEASE reduce your carbon footprint!

http://climatechangeandclownfish.blogspot.com/p/ocean-acidification-effects-clownfish.html

Underwater Clean up days at Phi Phi Islands Poseidon Dive Center

A Video from our very successful 2 Clean up days at Phi Phi Islands! Project Abroad and Poseidon Dive Center joined forces and cleaned up almost 3000 kg of Rubbish. But it should not happen in the first place that so much rubbish lands in our precious Oceans! Please put your rubbish in a Bin not on the Street or the Ocean! Thanks to all the other Groups and Dive Centers who have joined!

Yellow Lipped Sea Krait

A Yellow lipped Seasnake is going up to the surface to get a couple of Breath and then comes back down because they don’t have gills! Yellow-lipped sea krait can go as deep as 100 meters underwater and stay there for up to one hour. Every 10–14 days yellow-lipped sea kraits come on land to digest their food, drink fresh water, to shed their skin or mate and lay their eggs. They lay around 5-13 eggs at a time.

Abondand Fish Cage illegally set way inside the Marine National Park Phi Phi Islands


Today we rescued about 60 starving Fish from dying in an abandoned Fish cage which was illegally set way inside the Marine National Park laying on Corals which were damaged as well! Fortunately we found it by chance cut it open and released the Fish!
It was so amazing when they were released it gave me big jiggle and it seemed like they said Thank you before they left!
A small Movie of it will follow soon!
When do People finally understand that a Reef is Millions of $$$ more worth alive then dead???

Green Turtle Rescue

The Project Abroad & Poseidon Dive Center rescued a young Green Turtle from drowning in an abandoned and drifting Net at Phi Phi Islands. Poor fishing practices are mostly the reason.






PDC1 is back in the water

Our Boat PDC1 is back in the water

Finally! We put her completely refurbished with fireworks back in the water. Tomorrow, last checks and on Monday we plan our first Trip to Phi Phi with 2 dives!




Best of Underwater Photography by Daniel Sasse

Best of Underwater Photography by Daniel Sasse

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