Carry Crab with Nudibranch
Ethusa sp & Glossodoris hikuerensis
I’ve seen many strange things, weird behaviour and odd critters while in Lembeh, but this is one of the most bizarre sights I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing… Now...
Shrimp and Shrimp Goby
Amblyeleotris sp & Alpheus sp
The relationship between these ‘Shrimp Goby’ and their ‘Shrimp’ reminds me of the expression ‘which came first, the chicken or the egg?’ The Goby has pretty good eyesight and...
White Spearing Mantis
Another week and another Lembeh surprise. I found a White Spearing Mantis! We get quite a lot of mantis shrimp in Lembeh, both the smashing mantis and the spearing...
Very small critter
Even though Lembeh is all about small things, some things are smaller than others. And they don’t come much smaller (or harder to film) than Idiomysis. These are a...
Translucent Gorgonian Shrimp with parasite
Even though I’m starting to worry that perhaps my eyesight isn’t what it was, it’s still not too bad. I am still in awe of the tiny things that our...
Coral Shrimp (Coralliocaris sp.) are amongst the hardest shrimp to photograph or film. It’s not because they move around or are particularly tiny (these are all around the 1cm...
These very strange creatures are Sea Spiders (Pycnogonida) but they are not true spiders, thought they seem to closely resemble them. They are arthropods, as they are invertebrate animals...
Two Little Green Shrimp
Recommended to watch full screen in HD. Ever since these Little Green Shrimp were first spotted in Lembeh about 9 months ago, they have become one of the most...
Modest Snapping Shrimp
After diving here in Lembeh for over two years, pretty much every day, I did not know these shrimp existed. Some of our divers came back form a dive...
Tiger Mantis – Digging
Many Mantis Shrimp live in burrows in the sand. We swim over many every day, but never give a thought as to how these wonderful crustaceans actually go about...
These wonderful little crabs are one of the most aptly named crabs we get here in Lembeh. Orangutan (Orang Utan) literally means ‘man of the forest’ in Indonesian, and...
Stimpson’s Snapping Shrimp
These shrimp are not super rare, but are very very rarely seen. The reason for this is that they live underneath Crinoids. Crinoids, or Feather Stars (as they are...
Harlequin Shrimp Family
This video is of a wonderful family of Harlequin Shrimp we found recently. There is Junior, who is determined to get his bit of yummy starfish food, dad, looking...
These particular shrimp are often overlooked, as to the casual eye or photographer they are perhaps deemed ‘boring’. They are almost transparent and do not seem to have another...
These wonderful crabs really know how to hide. They are an Arrowhead Crab and stick bits of Halimeda Algae on their heads so they can blend into their habitat. They can’t...
Donald Duck Shrimp
These bizarre shrimp have an elongated rostrum which gives them a beak-like appearance, and from that their name. They really are quite extraordinary critters and are always a joy...
Candy (Soft Coral) Crab
These wonderful little crabs are really called Soft Coral Crabs, but the guides in Lembeh have always called them ‘Candy Crabs’ and it’s easy to see why. They live...
Spotted Box Crab
Have you every wonder what Box Crabs eat?? Well, maybe you haven’t but I did find out this week. Box Crabs usually spend their time buried in the sand,...
Mushroom Coral Shrimp
These lovely little shrimp are often looked over. Due to their white heads they can be difficult to see and, when you do see them, difficult to see past...
Yet another shrimp that i didn’t know existed, but exists in Lembeh!! These are another crustacaen that live on a whip coral. They are usually green with yellow-tipped spikes on...
Red Frog Spanner Crab
This has to be one of the coolest and weirdest named critters!! These crabs spend much of their time buried in the sand, with just their eyes showing. when they...
These wonderful Tiger shrimp are one of the rarer finds here in Lembeh. They look extraordinary, with spikes randomly jutting out from theirs bodies. They are also known as Horned...
Spotted Porcelain Crab
These crabs are interesting, not only because of the way they feed, by waving adapted mouth parts in the current to gather thier food, but because they are not actually...
Striped Snapping Shrimp
These shrimp are fairly rare. They spend their lives living in crinoids (Feather Stars). What was very interesting about this one, was that when I look at the film I...
Haig’s Porcelain Crab
Sometimes you have to dive for macro in a current. It’s tricky to film, but sometimes it’s worth it.. I found this lovely little Sea Pen on a dive and...
Urchin Bumblebee Shrimp
This week i finally found a tiny little crustacean I had been searching for – the Urchin Bumblebee Shrimp, though I think it should be called the Urchin Grain-of-rice Shrimp!...
Harlequin Shrimp – Dinner Time
When we first found this particular pair we didn’t have any guest divers with us, so it gave me the chance to spend some quality time with them. They had...
Peacock Mantis Shrimp with Eggs
She may have the fastest strike on Earth, but she is also a caring mother…. Lovely to find this Peacock Mantis holding on to her clutch of eggs. She was...
Hairy Squat Lobster
These beautiful small squat lobsters live on Giant Barrel Sponges. They are usally very difficult to film as they tend to hide in the recesses at the bottom of the...
This is now officially the smallest critter I’ve yet filmed in Lembeh. It is like a small piece of pocket lint. Tiny tiny tiny. How the guide found it I...
Skeleton (Ghost) Shrimp
These are tiny!!! Ghost Shrimp, sometimes known as Skeleton Shrimp, are usually seen individually or with another one or two. They are very hard to spot, or even see, when...
This wonderful Harlequin Shrimp was seen at Serena Besar in the Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. They are max. 4cm long and have extravegant pincers that they use to cut up...
Sea Cucumber Crab
Well, we all have to live somewhere…. This little Crab (Lissocarcinus orbicularis) chooses to spend his free time living inside a Sea Cucumber. You can see him here, at...
The Striped Bumblebee Shrimp (Gnathophyllum americanum) is another wonderful crustacean found here in Lembeh. Again, as with other small shrimp, they seem to live in pairs, with the larger...
These great little crab are tricky to find, but a wonderfully unique critter. They are very small, full size about 4cm across, and hold two tiny anemones in their...