Lembeh Strait November/December 2013

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The crazy place..with friends!

Lembeh Strait is not the place to go to see pretty reefs (even though there are a few) or big fish and blue water. No, it is the place to go to see crazy critters. And it seems that I can never get enough of those crazy critters, because Lembeh is a regular stop in my trip plans. This time we showed up with our friends Leslie and Amy along. And we returned to Lembeh Resort for our second time.

As usual, wonderful critters abounded. I'd never seen a juvenile zebra batfish before, and we saw several this trip! They were the highlight of the trip for me. There were blue ring octopuses, wonderpuses, coconut, long armed and mimic octpuses, and flambouyant, pygmy, broadclub cuttlefish and pygmy squids to round out the cephalopod presence. We saw several ribbon eels out swimming, and looking a bit desperate as they always do. Coleman shrimp were everywhere. There were many of the usual guys, hairy and other frogfishes, ghost pipefishes, pygmy seahorses, harlequin and hairy shrimps and boxer crabs. A fairly drab (insofar as they get) rhinopias. The bobbit worm weirdos... We went to see the mandarinfish again and they had a veritable party. And there was the most adorable diminuitive bamboo shark in all his stripey-ness.

After we were finished diving, we all went to Bali to relax, toodle around to see temples and rice fields, and shop for wood and stone carvings, and spend a day learning to cook Balinese food. And to get chased by monkeys, which somehow always seems to happen!

There is an extended gallery, and a short selects gallery. My suggestion is to explore the selects gallery. There is a slideshow in three formats, one for PC (exe), one for Mac (App) and a streaming video (HTML5) so you can choose how you'd like to view it.

Enter Lembeh 2013 Selects Gallery
Enter Lembeh 2013 Full Gallery

PC Slideshow -1280x1024. 36.6MB and 6:26 minutes running time.
Please save to your local disk before running.
Lembeh 2013 EXE Multimedia Show

Mac Slideshow -1280x1024. 35.2MB and 6:26 minutes running time.
Please save to your local disk before running.
Lembeh 2013 App Multimedia Show

Streaming Slideshow -1280x1024. 167.4MB and 6:26 minutes running time.
Streams via web server; please only use if you have a high speed Internet connection.
Lembeh 2013 Streaming Video Show (HTML5)

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