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

Fimbriated Moray

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
The fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)

Poseidon Dive Center Boat Refurbished

We Welcome you on Board our new refurbished Dive Vessel PDC1! She is such a beauty now!
If anyone is interested here is a list what has been done for the past 5 weeks she was out of the water!
New Propeller shape and refurbishing so we can run with a higher Speed (about 10 kn) Which reduces our Travel time to Phi Phi to 1,5h instead of 2h! Many wooden boards have been changed on the outside, Complete Lining and 4x Anti Fouling,Stabilizers have been made longer for less rolling in waves, 30 Rips inside the Hull have been changed for stability, Hull stabilizers have been upgraded or exchanged, Dive Deck is now wider than before, new throttle and cable, Rudder and suspension refurbished, whole boat was painted in- and outside, floor has been painted with a non slippery color and the Captain has a new seat and Bed! Compressor had a complete overhaul in September 2013 but we installed a new Filling Panel filling whips and filling valves. We are now ready for the next Seasons to come!
Please call us +66(0)75637263 for any bookings!
Still to come: CCTV, LED TV, Stereo, Logo and? Tell us what you’d like to see on our Boat!

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