Today is the last full day of diving. This has been a great trip but not so relaxing really. I wish I could keep up with my pictures better. I hope that upgrading to a new faster software/hardware will help that!
Today Graham gave me an underwater scooter ride. I was hanging out hovering motionless and he just took my fins and pushed me like 20 yards or so off to the next nudibranch. I didn’t move a muscle. Hilarious. Now that’s service!
Jayne told me even more interesting stories. She was an early guest of Wakatobi (an Indonesian resort I myself went to in February 2011). It was pretty rustic then and I guess wherever the guests hung their wetsuits wasn’t all that sterile. Jayne had a cut on her arm and flesh eating bacteria got into it. Ugh. She had several surgeries and has a scar on her arm. It must have been pretty scary. But fear doesn’t hold Jayne back from all of her diving trips over to Indonesia! She’s who I want to be when I grow up. JIndonesia Inventory:
188 - Dermatobranchus sp. 12
189 - Mexichromis multituberculata
190 - Aplysia pulmonica
This is just the head of this sea hare. Look a the "eyes"!
191 - Cuthona kanga
192 - Phyllidiella rudmani
Super similar to the Pustulose Phyllidia.
193 - Chromodoris coi
194 - Durvilledoris pusilla
Never saw this before. Awesome!
195 - Chromodoris leopardus
Lurve these guys. Snuggling.
196 - Phyllodesmium sp. 1
197 - Chelidonura amoena
198 - Godiva rachelae
Super pretty - worthy of the name Godiva.
199 -Pleurobranchaea brockii
This guy reminded me of a cockroach.
200 - Doto sp. 15
On a leaf.
201 - Marionia elongoviridis
Yeah, funny cropping... I didn't spend any time fixing.
202 - Chromodoris magnifica
203 - Phyllodesmium magnum
204 - Chelidonura fulvipunctata