The fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) also known as darkspotted moray or spot-face moray. It can reach a maximum length of 80 centimetres (31 in). Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #snorkeling #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #wildlife #poseidondivecenter

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Dinner time for a cloudy grouper. The rabbit fish was still alive as it was still flicking inside the groupers mouth. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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I know don’t photograph fish from behind but this tail is worth it! Tecno fish juvenile harlequin sweetlip. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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A closeup on the rhinophores of a Goniobranchus annulatus #nudibranch A rhinophore is one of a pair of chemosensory club-shaped, rod-shaped or ear-like structures which are the most prominent part of the external head anatomy in sea slugs. Rhinophores are scent or taste receptors, also known as chemosensory organs. The “scents” detected by rhinophores are chemicals dissolved in the sea water. The fine structure and hairs of the rhinophore provide a large surface area so that chemical detection is maximized. This allows the nudibranchs to stay close to their food source (for example species of sponges) and to find mates. They are primarily used for distance chemoreception and rheoreception. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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White devil scorpion fish with a glowing eye. (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) also called the false stonefish. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter #devil

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Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus), also known as the Banded Cleaner Shrimp. Inside a barrel sponge. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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#nemo ocellaris clownfish, also known as the false percula clownfish or common clownfish, is a fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, which includes clownfishes and damselfishes. (Amphiprion ocellaris) Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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Yellow-lipped sea krait (Laticauda colubrina). Often also called the black and white striped #seasnake Looking for prey. Look closely you can see the split snakes tongue. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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Yellow-lipped sea krait (Laticauda colubrina). Often also called the black and white striped #seasnake Looking for prey. Look closely you can see the split snakes tongue. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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Juvenile/teenager honeycomb moray eel.(Gymnothorax favagineus). The juvenile pattern is different compare to an adult. The black blotches are much bigger. The Honeycomb moray eel grows up to two meters in length. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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A few years back we had one amazing dive with these gorgeous sea angels! ❤️ Looking into your eyes. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter #mantaray

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Saw-Blade Shrimp (Tozeuma armatum). Very rare here and even they are big around 10cm in length they are hard to spot. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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A juvenile Fanbellied leatherjacket (Monacanthus chinensis) trying to hide by changing its color. This species grows to a total length of 40 centimetres. About 40% of the diet is animal matter, and this species is very dependent on encrusting organisms and the epiphytic algae and invertebrates present in a seagrass meadow. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #poseidondivecenter #natgeoyourshot #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #instadive #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #scubashooter

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Me cutting open an illegally set fishing cage inside the Marine National Park. On a scuba dive at the Marine national Park Phi Phi Islands we have found an illegally set Fishing Cage right on the reef edge. A Lot of fish have been trapped inside and it was attached with a big rope to a Coral, either by scuba or surface supply fishers! Fish cages are not allowed 3 nautical miles around the MN-Park Borders! Video on our YouTube channel Poseidon Dive Center Ao Nang. #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #natgeo #nature #Savetheoceans #Marinelifeconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #DanielSasse #marinelife #poseidondivecenter

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Me cutting open an illegally set fishing cage inside the Marine National Park. On a scuba dive at the Marine national Park Phi Phi Islands we have found an illegally set Fishing Cage right on the reef edge. A Lot of fish have been trapped inside and it was attached with a big rope to a Coral, either by scuba or surface supply fishers! Fish cages are not allowed 3 nautical miles around the MN-Park Borders! Video on our YouTube channel Poseidon Dive Center Ao Nang. #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #natgeo #nature #Savetheoceans #Marinelifeconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #ecowarrior #natgeowild #blueplanet #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #DanielSasse #marinelife #poseidondivecenter

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World Animal Day

On the 4th October is World Animal Day protect what you can!

Here is a picture of a Manta ray which really do need protection. Some facts about manta rays.Each human has a unique fingerprint that can be used to identify them. Manta rays can be identified because each does have a unique spot pattern on their belly!Mantas give birth to a single pup at a time, after a 12.5 months gestation period. Pups are independent from birth.

World Animal Day

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RESCUE the Ocean with your Purchase!

All income goes towards our Marine Life Conservation Projects!

Rescue the Ocean with your Purchase!

“We live in such abundance that we don’t see and recognize it anymore! So much food, water, electric…..etc. all the time.

— Daniel Sasse


Have a look at our other merchandise!

Interested to join us as a Marine Life Conservation Volunteer?
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Another way to help us is with your donation or buy one of our merchandise items. All income from the Items sold goes to our Marine Life Conservation Projects.

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Marine Life Conservation Ao Nang Krabi

Marine Life Conservation Ao Nang Krabi successfully removed an abandoned fishing net with over 250 kg in weight and 100m in length.

We successfully removed the huge abandoned fishing net from a reef on Koh Haa at Ao Nang local islands today!
It was at least 250kg and 100 m long by 20m wide. The green cotton nets are very hard to remove from the corals they get strongly entangled into branching corals also because it just doesn’t rip. We use scissors to cut them out of the branching corals but it’s a monumental slow work. 6 divers working for 4h. So 24h work in total. Thank you very much to the Mu Koh Phi Phi Marine National Park staff which also came and helped us removing the net. Also big thanks to Ryan Gary Brent and Daryl.

Removing abandoned fishing net from a reef at the Local Islands Ao Nang marine national park.

Fishes can easily get protection on a reef inside Corals where the net isn’t reaching them however if the net gets entangled into the branching and whip corals of a reef and the fisherman isn’t able to pull it up again mostly they cut it off on the surface and abandon it due it’s cheaper to buy a new one.

Unfortunately then the reef is left with wide spread in Corals entangled abandoned fishing net. Fish Corals and other Marine life can post entangle into it and die of choking or starving to death. That’s why it’s so important to remove the abandon net. Poseidon Dive Center does a lot of Marine Life Conservation Ao Nang Krabi. In fact we are the only Dive Center who does Marine Life Conservation work in Ao Nang Krabi.

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#WorldOceanDay

If we don’t start now our Actions will dictate our future, because each one of us can make a difference!
Together we can make a change!

Today is #WorldOceanDay Apart from depleting our oceans by over-fishing humans kill 100 Mil. Sharks per year, mostly for their fins.That’s around 3.6 sharks per second killed and only 0,94 born are born.We humans kill sharks more than 3 times faster than they can reproduce.We need the shark it’s a reef cleaner, it eats old and sick fish. If you would like to know more about sharks and our marine protection projects please visit http://poseidon-krabi.com/marine-life-protection-projects/This is a zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) it is an Endangered species! Often mixed up with the Leopard Shark due to its Pattern. It’s called Zebra shark because as a juvenile it does have the black and white stripes of a zebra. This Zebra #Shark is 2,5m in length and is nocturnal laying on sandy patches and the seafloor during daytime. That u see one swimming during daytime is pure luck! The zebra shark is oviparous which means the female lays eggs. Taken by underwaterphotographer Daniel Sasse.

On a muck-dive we encountered a beautiful anemone. It was tiny around 2cm in diameter and I don’t know the name or was able to ID it. So if you know anemone and know what it is please leave a comment. Taken at 17m depth Andaman sea Ao Nang Krabi Thailand. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

Mouth brooding male Cheilodipterus macrodon, the large-toothed cardinalfish. You can see the eggs in its mouth Mouthbrooding, also known as oral incubation and buccal incubation. Typically, after courtship, the male fertilises the eggs and then collects them in his mouth, holding onto them until they hatch. During this time he cannot feed. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

A flying Thysanozoon nigropapillosum gold-speckled flatworm. They grow up to 76mm.The dorsal surface is deep black and covered with numerous yellow-tipped papillae varying in size. The ventral surface is dark brown. The outer margin of the body is slightly wavy and bordered in opaque white. They have small, ear-like pseudotentacles in the middle of the anterior end. They swim by propelling themselves through the water with a rhythmic undulating motion of the body. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #yourshotphotographer #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #natgeo #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #natgeowild

Small and hard to photograph but I was lucky enough to get a portrait shot of a Chrysiptera parasema, also known as yellowtail damselfish. In the wild, male C. parasema have their own territories, located near a nesting site. Each territory contains eggs from previous females. The females will swim around inspecting each male and its territory before choosing one based on its size and the number of eggs in its territory. As a part of the evaluation, the female will display a light ring around her eyes, and the male will respond with its own displays. The next day, the female will spawn with the chosen male. An individual male can have up to 10,000 eggs from different females. Males often abandon their territories to claim territories with more eggs, as this makes them appear more favorable to the females. The eggs hatch after up to 4 days, depending on temperature, and the male is responsible for guarding and caring for the eggs. The subsequent larval stage can take 10 to 50 days. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

This Hypselodoris pulchella #nudibranch was a bit Special it had a split tail as you can see on the picture. Not sure if this is a genetic mutation or if it was an attack from a predator. If you have any idea let me know what you think. Nevertheless the nudi seemed to be fine. 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 international whaleshark day. Let us appreciate and protect this magnificent shark. 10 facts about whaleshark 10. With the exception of the Mediterranean Sea, whale sharks can be found in all temperate and tropical oceans around the world and migrate thousands of miles to different feeding grounds. 9. The whale shark has distinctive light-yellow/white markings (random stripes and dots) on its very thick, dark gray skin. 8. Despite their size, whales sharks are considered harmless and are often referred to as “gentle giants.” 7. It is thought that whale sharks may have a lifespan of 100 to 150 years. 6. The whale shark is a filter feeder and can neither bite nor chew. Although its mouth can stretch to four feet wide, its thousands of teeth are so tiny that it can only eat small shrimp, fish and plankton by using its modified gill rakers as a suction filter. 5. A whale shark can process more than 6,000 liters of water an hour through its gills. 4. A whale shark’s mouth is at the very front of its head—as opposed to the underside of the head like most sharks. 3. It is thought that less than 10 percent of whale sharks born survive to adulthood. Upon giving birth, the mother shark leaves her young to fend for themselves. 2. Whale sharks are slow swimmers, moving at speeds of no little more than 3 miles per hour. 1. The main threat to whale sharks is the growth of unregulated and unsustainable fisheries to supply international trade demands for shark fins, liver oil (used to waterproof wooden boats), skin and meat. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica). This Shrimp ist less than 1.5cm in length and is mostly sitting on black whip corals but hard to find since it’s camouflaged like the coral. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #Thailand #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphoto #Fortheoceans #Natgeo #snorkeling #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #ilovediving #wildlife

Brilliant flatworm (Pseudobiceros fulgor). Did you know? Pseudobiceros are hermaphrodites. Flatworms engage in penis fencing. 😂 When the “winner” touches its penis to the “skin” of the other, insemination occurs, and the “loser” has to bear the burden of motherhood. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld

Juvenile pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis). This one was only 8cm in length. The pharaoh cuttlefish is a large cuttlefish species, growing to 42 cm in mantle length and 5 kg in weight. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer #DanielSasse #Scubadiving #Aonang #Krabi #photooftheday #Marinelifeprotection #Ouroceans #Underwaterphotography #Fortheoceans #nature #uwpic #Savetheoceans #Marineconservation #Oceandefender #Saveourseas #underwaterlife #fish #ecowarrior #wildlife #underwaterworld